Within Prison Walls Poster

Within Prison Walls Poster

Thomas Mott Osborne (1859–1926) was an American prison administrator, prison reformer, industrialist, and New York State political reformer, who was so inspired by Donald Lowrie’s 1912 book, My Life in Prison, and its call to action concerning prison reform, that he convinced the governor of New York to appoint him chairman of a new State Commission on Prison Reform. Then, on behalf of that commission and to better understand “the prison problem” firsthand, Osborne voluntarily entered Auburn Prison as “Tom Brown,” No. 33,333x, for one week in 1913 to live as a prisoner — even going so far as having himself thrown into solitary confinement. The 1914 publication of that electrifying experience, Within Prison Walls, shocked the world and made him the most prominent and respected prison reform crusader of his day.


Measuring 12 x 18 inches with ample space for matting, our posters are printed on premium 285 gsm paper with high-quality archival inks, which produces lush and vibrant colors on a premium, textured matte finish.


Each poster is made to order and ships hand rolled in an extra thick triangular box/tube.


Please note: Posters ship separately from book and shirt orders. Also, due to the production process, please allow for slight deviations in size with a tolerance of 1/16th of an inch.


Price: 29.95

Within Prison Walls by Thomas Mott Osborne (Heathen Edition)

Within Prison Walls

Thomas Mott Osborne