In prison, it’s easy for inmates to feel helpless and soulless. We are imprinted with a number and treated like one too, made to live in a deserted field. Prison guards watch over our every move to ensure we do not escape to freedom.
This pumpkin patch resembles a typical prison yard, barren and full of inmates in orange — hence the pumpkins. Since the pumpkins represent inmates, they’re imprinted with prison ID numbers.
The scarecrow depicts a prison guard who is dressed appropriately in a corrections officer’s uniform, equipped with a utility belt and sheriff’s star.
And the witch in the sky represents our highest lookout — the prison warden who cackles and hovers over us all, day and night.
Disclaimer: The views in this article are those of the author. Prison Journalism Project has verified the writer’s identity and basic facts such as the names of institutions mentioned.