A new PNAP book project will be released titled Carving Out Rights from Inside the Prison Industrial Complex, published by Hat and Beard Press. This book features the 30 brilliantly crafted prints of the articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, presented alongside essays, an interview and poetry. The artists and authors ask essential questions of what it means to build a culture of human rights from below and what happens when people denied their rights, begin to reimagine and carve them out once again. 

Artwork by Carlos Josúe Ayala, Aryules Bivens, Robert Boyd, Jeffery Campbell, Alan “Wolf” Christensen, Joe Dole, Francisco Estrada, Darrell Wayne Fair, Salvador Herrera, Alex Koehler, Juan Luna, Charles McLaurin, Willie Moses McGee III, Flynard N. Miller, Zachary Meeks, Rickey Lee Quezada, and Marshall William Stewart

Text by Benny Rios Donjuan, Darrell Wayne Fair, Renaldo Hudson, Aaron Hughes, Alice Kim, Barbara Ransby, Christophe Ringer, Sarah Ross, and Meredith Stern. Poetry by Tara Betts, Eric Blackmon, Tongo Eisen-Martin, Martín Espada, torrin a. greathouse, Tyehimba Jess, Timothy Malone, Tony Medina, Zachary Meeks, Nikki Patin, Sonia Sanchez, and Courtney Wright. Cover Design by Damon Locks.

The book is available for pre-sale at: hatandbeard.com

Image caption: Damon Locks