Sara Bennett’s solo exhibition features intimate portraits of women who have been sentenced to life in prison. The women, all convicted of homicide, were often photographed inside their cells or in their places of work within the prison. Many of them began their incarceration when they were only 15 or 16 years old. The portraits include hand-written messages from the women to the viewer. “Since the time I was a public defender, I’ve believed that if judges, prosecutors, and legislators could see people who have been convicted of serious crimes as individual human beings, they would rethink the policies that lock them away forever.” Visitors to the Photoville exhibition are encouraged to leave a note for many of the incarcerated women featured in the portraits.