Artist Documents The Inside Of A Women's Prison Through Raw And Disturbing Comic Series

January 12, 2015 2:39 PM

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Artist Documents The Inside Of A Women's Prison Through Raw And Disturbing Comic Series

In June 2014, comic artist Elana Pritchard was arrested for violating a court order. For two months, she served time for her violation in the women’s division of the Los Angeles County jail system, first at Century Regional Detention Facility and then at the Twin Towers Correctional Facility. As an artist, she was equipped with nothing more than a golf pencil.

Inspired by her mentor, animator-director Ralph Bakshi, Pritchard resolved to put that pencil to good use, documenting her stay in the women's jail in all its dark detail through a series of comics. Pritchard's images are disturbing, to say the least, offering an uncensored view of a world that norm...

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