Photo by @johnmcconnico. Inmate workers are led to the cotton fields of the Eastham unit under the watchful eyes of the prison guards on horse back. Little has changed in the Texas prison system since the turn of the century in terms of the way workers are treated.
This image is from @johnmcconnico 's 1992 @alexiafdn grant project "A New Vision of the Texas Prison System" which documented the prison system in Texas, contrasting the traditional incarceration approach to some of the more successful programs in other states. The goal of the work was to act as positive propaganda for the alternative to the traditional approach of incarceration.