The Waiting Game

This image was photographed by Elaine Thompson on October 15, 2014 at the Pierce County Jail in Tacoma Washington. This inmate in particular was in the psychiatric unit and has been waiting months to receive treatment. As seen in the St. Lawrence Correctional Facility, most of the inmates time in jail is spent waiting for freedom and their days quickly become monotonous. 

Thompson, Elaine. Mentally Ill Broken System. 2014. AP Images. Web. 7 Nov 2017. http://classic.apimages.com/OneUp.aspx?st=k&kw=mentally%20ill%20broken%… 

Photographer: Caitlin Murphy
Assignment: 4th CBL photo