By The Associated Press
TAMMS - An advocacy group critical of harsh conditions at Tamms prison in southern Illinois has started an effort to give inmates a snapshot of the outside world.
Tamms Year Ten project organizer Laurie Jo Reynolds tells the Chicago Tribune the project is intended to remind that inmates are "human beings with families and imaginations.'' Inmates can make requests for certain photos through the project.
For example, one inmate asked for a picture of the United Center and the statue of Michael Jordan outside. Another asked for a picture of the Chicago intersection where he used to live.
Not everyone supports the project. Victims rights activist Jennifer Bishop-Jenkins runs illinoisvictims.org. She says the project "can traumatize a victim again because it's all about the offender.''