Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

The Beautiful Place in Every Prison

If you’ve never had a loved one incarcerated, you may not know about the special background images that most prisons have on a wall for inmates to pose with family members. These images often depict a forest, skyline or sunset view and allow prisoners to pose with their kids or family so that they can have “normal” family photos. Artist Alyse Emdur traveled the country documenting these walls.