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By Brian Hindson

This is a view from a low security Bureau of Prison facility — 33 bunks with a capacity of 66 in one pod, with an adjoining pod with an additional 20 bunks (40 inmates). Max capacity of 106 inmates, but actual population ranges near 60 to 70. We share six commodes, six urinals, 10 to 12 sinks and eight showers. The space between bunks is 4 to 5 feet on the sides and about the same head to head. 

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Brian Hindson is an artist whose favorite styles of work are impressionism and pop art. His work is published on the Justice Arts Coalition. Hindson is incarcerated in Texas.