I was recently commissioned to create a series of illustrations about the crisis in the California jail system, specifically Fresno county. Overcrowding, gangs, violence and overall poor conditions have contributed to more than a few tragedies. And the outlook is not promising.
The reporting is shocking and important so please have a read if you have the time. The subjects I had to illustrate were difficult and I hope I handled them with the respect they deserve, especially the illustrations of Lorenzo Herrera, Andre Erkins and Ernest Brock.
Thank you to ProPublica for the assignment.