Ronald Cauthern (b. 1967)
Riverbend Maximum Security Institution
Nashville, Tennessee

R.I.P., pencil on paper 8½“ x 11“

“I chose this image because it’s very accurate. Prisoners have died either by natural causes or execution and still had legal issues pending in the courts. Even in death I would scream for my right to judicial relief.”

— Ron Cauthern

To read Cauthern's full letter, click here.

In 1988, Ronald Cauthern was convicted for the murder of a couple during a robbery.