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California Prison Inmates Mount Virtual Art Show & Auction

"Remembrance" by Stan Bey is one of the pieces in the exhibition.
The Museum of the African Diaspora
"Remembrance" by Stan Bey is one of the pieces in the exhibition.

Incarceration can crush the human spirit, but the human spirit has a way of persevering.

Case in point: the current art exhibition "Painting for Justice," which features the works of a dozen different artists. The artists have one basic thing in common: they are, or were, all locked up at San Quentin, perhaps California's most notorious prison.

The full title of the digital exhibition is "Meet Us Quickly: Painting for Justice from Prison." Prison Renaissance co-founder Emile DeWeaver joins us, along with Antwan "Banks" Williams, who created art for the show and who co-created a podcast, "Ear Hustle."

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