Artist Marc Fischer has kept in touch with a prisoner named Angelo for 15 years and now has an exhibit at Chicagos I-Space gallery based on prisoners makeshift inventions.
Fischers art collective, called Temporary Services, used Angelos detailed sketches to build copies of contraband prison items like a sandwich baggie condom fastened with a rubber band, a potato chip bag collapsible cup, and a chess set carved out of soap.
He says perhaps the most jaw-dropping item was something called a Muff Bag made from a doubled-up plastic garbage bag filled with warm water and rolled up towels to resemble legs.
Angelo told Fischer that an inmate used it to fantasize about Angelos handsome cell mate.
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