Of Length and Measures: Photos by Stephen Tourlentes
Visually haunting photos of prisons at night bathed only by the eerie glow of electrical lights.
The rural location of many of these prisons keeps them on the periphery of our consciousness. Newly opened prisons utilize modern high technology to control their population in contrast to the stone castles that preceded them. The rapid constructions of new prisons (a result of overcrowding caused by tough mandatory sentencing laws,) are then sold as economic development programs for depressed communities vying to host them.