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Jackie Summel on the House that Herman Built

Many people spend their free time envisioning their dream home... but what is that process like for someone living in an 8 by 6 foot cell in prison? American artist Jackie Summel explores that question with her intimate project Herman's House. It's on display at the Galerie des Arts Visuels in Quebec City until April 20th.
Our Julia Caron had the chance to meet with the artist, who took her on a tour of this very personal project. 
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Two books that Jackie recommends as starting points for people who want to know more about the prison industrial complex in the United States: New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colourblindness by Michelle Alexander and Are Prisons Obsolete? by Angela Davis.

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