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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Hellish world

Posted By on Wed, May 27, 2009 at 12:02 PM

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Bruce Jackson,, a photographer who had documented prison life in Texas, struck up a friendship with fiuture Arkansas prison boss Terrell Don Hutto that led Jackson to Cummins Prison Farm in 1975. There, he used a wide angle camera to document life at a place Time magazine had described as "hell in Arkansas."

The photos, one of which is shown above, have been restored and are getting attention currently on a NY Times photo blog, which showcases 18 prints. Several are on display currently at the new Arkansas Studies Institute.

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