Kalief Browder, 1993-2015. With Caleb Neelon, Welling Court, Queens. 2015.

Welling Court, Long Island City, Queens, NYC.

“This Happens Every Day.”
This mural memorializes the life and death of Kalief Browder, who, as a teenager, spent about 2 years in solitary confinement at Rikers Island. He tragically committed suicide in 2015, a result of the emotional trauma he suffered during his confinement.

The quote, “This happens every day,” came from an interview with Kalief and Marc Lamont Hill.