is a lively collection of inmate artwork, created behind bars, from
county jail to death row the alternative artworld flourishing
today in American prisons. Men
and women inmates, having no previous training, turn to art for a sense of self-respect, respect for and from others, a way to find peace. They transcend the cramped space, limited light, and narrow
vistas. They triumph over security bans
with ingenious resourcefulness - extracting color from shampoo, making paint out of M & Ms and sculpture out of toilet paper.