The Long Term is a hand-drawn animation developed by artists serving long term sentences.
The video uses personal narrative and research to describe the scale and impact of long term sentencing policies. The work tells the stories about the fear of dying inside, the feeling of being programmed by prison and the impact on family life, from the perspective of 11 artists serving life or long term sentences.
The Sentencing Project reports that 1 in 9 people in prison are serving life sentences, and 1 in 7 have sentences of fifty years or more.
People locked in, or headed to, maximum security prisons are marked for death-by-incarceration.