In 2008 I was hired by Groundswell Community Mural Project as a teaching artist at the jail on Rikers Island in New York City. I worked with another muralist and group of approximately fifteen male teenage African American and Latino inmates to research and paint a mural called Incarcerated Minds. We met twice a week in a high school inside the jail. During the two and a half months that I worked at the jail I observed the hidden world that I had been given temporary access to and kept an illustrated journal about the experience. Bringing cameras and cellular phones into the jail was prohibited. My eyes and memory were the only tools I had for recording what I saw inside the walls. Therefore my drawings and writing were done off site, from memory, without any visual reference. In 2015 I published an eight-page piece with excerpts from my journals in World War 3 Illustrated Magazine issue #46.