Artwork by Raul Hernandez

  • Artist Name: Raul Fernandez
  • IDOC ID#:R25723
  • Mailing Address: Stateville C.C., PO Box 112, Joliet, IL 60434
  • Date of Incarceration: October 26, 2005
  • Sentence: 30 years at 100%
  • Artist’s Current Age: 35
  • Artist’s Outdate: October 26, 2035
  • Artist’s hometown: Humboldt Park, Chicago, IL
  • Artist’s Preferred Genre of Art: Realism
  • Artist’s Preferred Medium: Oils
  • Artist’s message about why Illinois should return to rehabilitation and an improved parole system: Parole would relieve the overcrowding in Illinois Dept. of Corrections, which would save taxpayers money Parole would also allow IDOC to invest in educational and work programs for inmates. These programs would allow inmates to learn a job skill while being educated, which can be applied to their everyday lives once released from IDOC.