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Roger Jordan

"Capital Punishment" Original Prison Art

"Capital Punishment" Original Prison Art

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One-of-a-kind art piece from prison to style your home like no one else, spark conversation about the US criminal justice system and be part of the movement to end mass incarceration.

Be the trendy difference maker and acquire art from emerging artists while they serve their time. Every time you’ll look at this piece, you’ll know that you’ve believed in a second chance, prevented a family from spiraling into poverty and crime, allowed the victim* (if any) to be compensated through restitution, and led the way to successful re-entry into our society. All of this while enhancing your favorite room with original art your neighbors will envy you for.

I wanted to do a piece that describes somewhat of the hard times I’ve been through in prison. The picture captures me going through it with my head in my hands at times wanting to give up but not know how I’m going to get through life."

⚖ Description

The artist is currently incarcerated in Alabama.
All original artworks are created by artists previously or currently incarcerated. They use whichever materials they have access to, and prove creative ingenuity beyond the norm. These original paintings and drawings are born in the heart of a prison cell, from the hands of an outsider artist to adorn the walls of your space. Each art piece is a one-of-a-kind that not only enhances your interior but also makes you actively participate in reforming the prison and criminal justice system.

The incarcerated artist receives 50% of the sales proceeds. The artists set their own prices based on the costs of materials (it can vary greatly from one facility to another), the time spent on the piece, their experience, and simply - what they think it’s worth. Alongside with offering a financial outlet, we aim to empower their confidence and reinstitute their status as human beings - not a number behind bars. For most, art is an escape, a path to self-discovery and healing. Through art, they can reconnect with society so the gap is not so unbridgeable when they get out. Through the sales, they can stay connected with their families, afford daily commissary items, pay societal debts, relieve the economic burden on their loved ones, and save up for the release date. So they have the financial means to get ahead of reinsertion and get a fair chance at that second chance.

✎ Product Details

8" x 11" | Mark Art colored pencils on Strathmore Bristol board smooth paper

✑ Artist's bio

"I’ve served 13years straight, currently serving a life sentence in Alabama.All my life I have been artistic, but I’ve really evolved and defined myself as an artist in the past 13 years. The reason I pursue art with such a passion is because I know that it would provide a better lifestyle in prison. Prison is undoubtely a terrible place under any circumstances, having money makes a world of difference. Plus I definitely didn't want to be a bum asking other inmates for things. I’d rather cut off my hand before I ask someone for anything. But most of all I didn’t want to be a burden for my family and what few friends I have left. I can imagine how hard times can be with bills and everyday expenses, I didn’t want to add any more to what they already dealing with and have them dealing with and worrying about my wellbeing. So I focused even more so on getting better as an artist so I could take care of mysellf and wouldn’t have to call home for money because at some point every body’s gonna let you down for some reasons. I’d rather be the one to give instead of taking, therefore I strive to be a better artist and person. I’m not as good as I’m gonna get but I can definitely see how far I’ve come.".

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