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.

Comments (2)

  1. Carmel Campbell

    Your sketches are so good. Your use of color reflects atmosphere and people you are sketching

  2. Greg

    Thank you Carmel, I appreciate that!

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