Nelson E. Mitchell (B. 1962)
GA. Diagnostic Prison
Jackson, GeorgiA

Diptych - Left: Untitled (Strawberry cell), Right: Death Row Last Meal, color pencils on paper, 8 1/2“ x 11”

"I’ve been on death row since 1990 – incarcerated since 1986. We’re not allowed art material. The stuff I’m using dates back to 2004."

- Nelson E. Mitchell

To read Mitchell's letter, click here.

In January 1990, Nelson Earl Mitchell, was sentenced to death for the killing of a police chief during a routine traffic stop. Mitchell, who had prior convictions for larceny and theft, testified that the white police chief used racial slurs and that the gun went off during a struggle.