Grace Before Dying.
Photographs by Lori Waselchuk. Essay by Lawrence N. Powell.
Umbrage Editions, 2011. 120 pp., Black & white illustrations throughout, 8½x11".
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Lori Waselchuk's work documents the new hospice program run by inmate volunteers at Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola, a first-of-its kind service meant to comfort inmates who are elderly or fatally ill. Waselchuk's photographs explore how, through hospice, inmates assert and affirm their humanity in an environment designed to isolate and punish.