Produced by
The Corrections Documentary Project
2005 / Video and slide installation

In the summer of 2004, the summer leading up to a divisive presidential election, the project was invited down to the Mississippi Delta to interview community members about their experiences with the state's "Training Schools" (which are actually boot camp prisons for young people), and then to present an edited version of those interviews as testimony for a public hearing before the state legislature as to the boot camps' abusive treatment of youth. The impact of this strategy was significant, and now the footage has been catalogued into a archive form video installation along with slides that evoke the surrounding political and economic landscape of the Southern U.S. today, as it catches up with sprawl, big box stores, SUVs and a massive decline local sufficiency.

click here for the webpage dedicated especially to this project.