Forlorn Hope
The Prison Reform Movement
by Larry E. Sullivan
Minsky Binding, 1996
10" x 8" x 7"

From Minsky's United States Constitution series, The Bill of Rights section, this work is subtitled The Eighth Amendment.

Chain binding with handcuffs and padlock, painted in acrylic prison stripes over publisher's binding, with isbn number stamped in hologram foil, in a case with jail doors. Acrylic/latex over wood. The book was published by G.K. Hall in 1990.

Collection of the Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library, Yale Univesity.

Also in the "Bill of Rights" series:

Reliquary for the Ashes of Salman Rushdie's Satanic Verses
The First Amendment

Unintended Consequences
The Second Amendment

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