Tuesday, November 6, 2012

“The Prisoner”

To reform the Three Strikes Law in California, artist John August Swanson featured an image from his 1975 screen print tryptych titled “The Prisoner” for a postcard. The postcard is to help generate awareness and support for California Proposition 36, which is on the November 6th ballot. Proposition 36 would stop keeping non-violent people in prison for life and ensure justice and fair sentencing.

Voting yes would revise the three strikes law to impose life sentence only when the new felony conviction is serious, or violent, and authorizes re-sentencing for offenders currently serving life sentences.

“The Prisoner” is one of several early Swanson serigraphs that are currently on display at Dordt College in Sioux Center, Iowa. The collection is on loan from Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota.

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