Image depicts artwork by Emancipate NC client, Ashlee Inscoe.

Calling all incarcerated artists!

Inspired by the creativity and resilience of our siblings in jail and prison, Emancipate NC will launch a site to showcase the talent of incarcerated artists. Please spread the word to your friends and family inside. Our advocate, Cierra Cobb, will curate the page.

Across the physical boundaries created by prison walls and bars, and notwithstanding the metaphysical boundaries of police surveillance and coercive control, prison art insists that the human will to pursue freedom is indestructible and permanent. 

“[A]rt can assist people to learn not only about the objective forces at work in the society in which they live, but also about the intensely social character of their interior lives. Ultimately, it can propel people toward social emancipation.”

― Angela Y. Davis

Artwork may be mailed to:

Emancipate NC

P.O. Box 309

Durham, NC 27702