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Inmate art on display at Va. Western CC

Friday - 9/6/2013, 4:20am  ET

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) -- Artwork by Virginia prisoners is on display at Virginia Western Community College.

The art show includes 52 pieces from about 26 inmates at the Wallens Ridge State Prison in Big Stone Gap.

Adjunct professor Jon Perry organized the show with the college's Criminal Justice Club.

The artwork was done in ink. Inmates were allowed a 5-inch flexible pen to prevent them from using it as a weapon.

The Roanoke Times ( reports some inmates added color to their paper art by using dye from candy or powdered drink mix.

The show runs until Oct. 9.


Information from: The Roanoke Times,

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