convictim-lXavier Cortada, convictim, 60″ x 144″, mixed media on canvas, 2001.
Office of the Public Defender, 11th Judicial Circuit of Florida, Miami, FL

The artist created the “convictim” mural during Fall 2001 with the participation of juvenile offenders aged 14 – 18 incarcerated at Miami’s Turner Guilford Knight Corrections Facility waiting to be tried or sentenced as adults.

The mural was sponsored through of ArtCARE: Outreach to Juveniles Being Tried as Adults a project presented by Miami-Dade Art in Public Places and the Law Offices of Bennett H. Brummer, Public Defender (the 11th Judicial Circuit of Florida), and sponsored by the Miami-Dade Cultural Affairs Council, the Department of Juvenile Justice, Weed and Seed, BACARDI, USA, the East Little Havana Community Development Corporation, and