An audience was immersed in a prison environment with 60 bunks filling the performance space for the Los Angeles Poverty Department’s debut of State of Incarceration. LAPD, a performance art group dedicated to showing the causes and effects of poverty, is unique in that it is principally comprised of homeless people. The group debuted the original piece to show consequences of the prison system on individuals as well as their families and communities, drawing attention to California’s high prison population rate.