More than two hundred human skeletons were found on the outskirts of the prison grounds. The prison's warden, claiming a lack of funds, had begun to hire his own prisoners as guards, leading to an even more violent and lawless environment. The prisoners-cum-guards otherwise known as "trusties" would often extort other inmates and those who didn't pay up ran the risk of finding themselves in an unmarked grave, Cummins, Arkansas

1968
(French, b. 1935)
Image: 16.2 x 23.8 cm (6 3/8 x 9 3/8 in.); Paper: 20.3 x 25.2 cm (8 x 9 15/16 in.)
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More than two hundred human skeletons were found on the outskirts of the prison grounds. The prison's warden, claiming a lack of funds, had begun to hire his own prisoners as guards, leading to an even more violent and lawless environment. The prisoners-cum-guards otherwise known as "trusties" would often extort other inmates and those who didn't pay up ran the risk of finding themselves in an unmarked grave, Cummins, Arkansas

More than two hundred human skeletons were found on the outskirts of the prison grounds. The prison's warden, claiming a lack of funds, had begun to hire his own prisoners as guards, leading to an even more violent and lawless environment. The prisoners-cum-guards otherwise known as "trusties" would often extort other inmates and those who didn't pay up ran the risk of finding themselves in an unmarked grave, Cummins, Arkansas

1968

Jean-Pierre Laffont

(French, b. 1935)
France, 20th century

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