Meet the Orchestra

Right next to Cell Block C at the Cook County Jail you can find Detention Block D. It’s a rough and tumble group of rapscallions, in the joint for too much jazz and liquor. But the hoosegow won’t get them down. When they aren’t fashioning shivs outta flutes and drumsticks, they are making sweet sweet music, and all that jazz.

Most all of these images are by the gangster, Julian Bueckert.

Sioban Staplin