Fine Cell Work is a social enterprise that teaches needlework to prison inmates and sells their products. The prisoners do the work when they are locked in their cells, and the earnings give them hope, skills and independence. Fine Cell Work is now done in 26 prisons and 80% of the stitchers are men.
The Working Proof seeks to promote art and social responsibility. Each print is paired with a charity of the artist’s choice, to which 15% of the sale of each print is donated. Frances Pelzman Liscio has created a wonderful slightly Victorian feeling print in aid of the charity Puppies Behind Bars, which trains inmates to raise puppies to become service dogs for the disabled and explosive detection canines for law enforcement.