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Prisoner Inventions: Seems Like We Locked Up a Lot of Macgyvers

Prisoner Inventions: Seems Like We Locked Up a Lot of Macgyvers
Going to prison is a bit like being a kid again, because you’re denied a lot of things. But most kids are largely content with make-believe toys and scenarios and even imaginary friends. Adults, on the other hand, won’t stop until they find alternatives.

Amazing Ingenuity in Prisoners’ Inventions

Amazing Ingenuity in Prisoners’ Inventions
Back in 2001, the artists’ collective Temporary Services started a project with a prison inmate named Angelo in which they asked him to document how inmates adapt to their surroundings while confined. The project, entitled Prisoners’ Inventions, resulted in this fascinating 119-page book of detailed drawings that explain exactly how prisoners build contrivances from all sorts of found materials.
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