Jonathan Borofsky

  • PRISONER

    IN 1985–86, my partner Gary Glassman and I traveled to San Quentin State Prison, the California Institution for Women, and the California Rehabilitation Center. We spoke to 32 prisoners, men and women, and asked them about their lives. The result of these interviews is a 58-minute video documentary called Prisoners.

    Why did I do this? Why did I go to talk to prisoners? Well, we are all learning to be free. But there are people who make our lives a lot less free. They make us lock our doors, put bars on our windows, and worry about our own safety as well as the safety of the people we love. They