The Trials of Eroy Brown: The Murder Case That Shook the Texas Prison System

Book cover design


6 × 9 inches
Hardback cloth with dust jacket
University of Texas Press
Spring 2011


This book presents the shocking story of black inmate, Eroy Brown, who was acquitted after killing two high-ranking prison guards in a case that publicized the horrors of Texas's "plantation-style" prison system. I chose to repeat the photograph of Eroy Brown three times to symbolize the three trials he had to endure.

Photograph © Michael O'Brien.