With handkerchiefs and ballpoint pens, inmates express themselves through prison art
When we think of prisons, art is not something that comes to mind. But decades ago, the practice of drawing on fabric with a pen or a pencil, became common among incarcerated Latinos.
At first, these paños– as they are still called- were a way of communicating with loved ones outside of jail; but later, it acquired a much broader meaning. Recently, Fusion Live’s Pedro Andrade went to New York City to discover more about this unique artistic form.