Grief behind bars: prisoners on Nipsey Hussle and the cycles of violence
Inmates and visitors who have lost loved ones to murder meet inside a Los Angeles prison to talk about healing and justice
Inside the prison waiting room, we were greeted with a threat.
An official at Lancaster, the California state prison in a desert town outside of Los Angeles, was dictating the strict dress code and warned us that anyone who was “being difficult” would not get in. We had already witnessed her turn away one family that came to visit a loved one, refusing to provide them an explanation for why they weren’t allowed in, but telling them they were “disapproved” from entering.