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January 20 – March 15, 2020

This temporary exhibition featured the stories of California teens sentenced to life in prison before the age of 18 through original works by artist and activist Ise Lyfe.

Lyfe spent the last two years visiting inmates in prison and formerly-incarcerated people on location throughout California, collecting photographs and video that chronicle the impact of adult sentencing on youth. 

The project, which fuses photos, audio, 3D art mediums and other media components, features photographs of over 50 men and women either currently serving prison sentences or recently released — largely due to California voter-approved and legislative policy changes and shifts in public opinion in the last 25 years.