The Constitution Day panel, to begin with, was extremely interesting. I enjoyed how the three panelists had their own individual opinions about the prison system, but I tended to listen more to Ms. Susan Burton. Her story about how her addiction has put her back and forth behind bars, and yet managed to change her life around completely, and is helping women in a similar position she once was in. Not to mention, she experienced life in prison, which I felt was really good to listen to for this panel discussion.
This leads into the meaning of my final sketch. When Ms. Burton was talking about how she wasn't really given a fair trial, and no judge or DA saw that she had an addiction (which could have put her in a recovery house of some sort), I based my illustration for this project on that. I really wanted the struggle to be apparent, which is why the small figure about to be smashed with a gavel is looking away form the audience. Not to mention, I wanted to convey how a fair trial can make one feel minuscule in contrast to a law enforcer. In all retrospect, the law system in the United States is flawed in many ways, for I know many individuals that have been in Ms Burton's position, and I feel that this topic should be addressed.