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Nov 21, 2019 | Mural Arts Philadelphia

Artist James “Yaya” Hough poses for photographs during a news conference in Philadelphia, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019. Hough, who was sent to prison for life as a 17-year-old, has been chosen for a Mural Arts Philadelphia residency and will design a public mural that addresses mass incarceration. He is among the “juvenile lifers” released since the U.S. Supreme Court banned mandatory life sentences for minors. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Mural Arts Philadelphia partners with the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office and Fair and Just Prosecution to create residency for ex-inmate artist. Artist James “Yaya” Hough will design public mural that condemns mass incarceration. Maryclaire Dale and photographer Matt Rouke from AP voice Hough’s story here.

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