An inmate paints a mural in a visiting area at High Desert State Prison.

An inmate paints a mural in a visiting area at High Desert State Prison.

By Lt. Gregory Crowe, AA/Public Information Officer
High Desert State Prison

The visiting rooms at High Desert State Prison are getting murals, thanks to the artistic talents of some inmates.

Visiting staff recognized the need to “spruce up” the visiting rooms, especially the areas where the visiting children are allowed to play.

The visiting staff put forth the idea to the inmate populations and quickly identified talented artists.

The inmates provided sketches of what they would like to put on the mural and once approved, were allowed to paint the children’s areas.

Pictured are the inmate artists putting the final touches on the mural in the Facility D Visiting Room. All of the visiting areas should be completed by the end of the year.

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Inmates paint murals in a children’s area of the visiting room at High Desert State Prison.