This is the first pokey where the federal government allows men, pregnant women, teenagers, children, babies, and their mothers to be locked up together while awaiting release. Most of these people are not criminals, and the state covers expenses during their stay.

Galindo rented a family-style cell — a plastic shed-like structure with a metal toilet, bunk beds, and a crib — from a company that services the prison and inhabited it for 24 hours with her husband and baby before leaving the space behind as an art object.

Josef Koudelka's photos document the 1968 Soviet invasion of Prague.
Josef Koudelka's photos document the 1968 Soviet invasion of Prague.

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"Invasion 68 Prague": Through February 6. Freedom Tower, 600 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-237-7700; galleries@mdc.edu.com. Tuesday through Friday noon to 5 p.m. and Saturday noon to 4 p.m. "Migrations: Looking South": Through December 20. CCE Miami at the Moore Space, 4040 NE Second Ave., Miami; 305-448-9676; ccemiami.org. Tuesday through Saturday noon to 7 p.m.

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