This mural was painted with male inmates who reside in the Community Corrections building at Montgomery County Correctional Facility. It is a 40′ wide x 12′ tall wall depicting the Philadelphia skyline where in front of the skyline are men working and building; over on the far right of the mural is a crane holding a sign that says WORKING TOGETHER. The Community Corrections Building is where inmates who are enrolled in the Work Release Program are able to work a job while serving their incarceration time. The sign “WORKING TOGETHER” and the idea behind the mural illustrated is a metaphor to describe how we all should work together for a brighter future.
Here are some close up images of a few of the little blocks seen in the building windows. We tried to make the overall painted image fun and light by having surprise characters from pop culture, anime, and cartoons blended in.
The Community Corrections building is where inmates of the Montgomery County Correctional Facility in Eagleville, Pa. are enrolled in the Work Release/Community Work Program. Consequently, the theme behind this mural is based upon people working together for the better good of the community. The Work Release Program is minimum security incarceration that provides an individual the opportunity to maintain emplyment and assist in the continued support to his/her family during the incarceration period. It also provides a means of paying fines and costs during this same period.