George T. Wilkerson (B. 1981)
Central Prison
Raleigh, North Carolina


Resisting Stereotypes (humanity isn’t black and white), 2014, graphite and color pencil on paper, 10 7/8“ x 8 1/2“ 


“Death row prisoners are often stereotyped as animals or monsters, priced at worthless and treated accordingly. Stereotypes dehumanize by confining the spectrum of humanity to solid-colored categories. Regardless of how we define others, or ourselves we’re all human, and even the “righteous” among us are in need of God’s forgiveness.”

- George T. Wilkerson

To read Wilkerson's letter, click here

On December 2006, George Wilkerson was found guilty of two counts of first-degree murder and one count of first-degree burglary.