This cover was a nightmare process. It went through a prolonged sketching process, wrought with ridiculously changes to literal meaning. At the last minute a cover ad was tacked onto the thing, so there was all that ridiculous re-Frankensteining. The subject revolved on people in lockup who were forced to stay in for prolonged periods of time for not having the funds to pay their bail. The tick marks on the wrist (as you can see below) , which were meant to show off the time spent inside, were basically omitted.
I was actually partial to this more severe b/w version. The tick marks showed off in very tight bright red. Maybe its just my red fetish.