In 1986, the 77th precinct of the New York Police Department was the center of a police corruption scandal involving charges of drug dealing and robbery. Two of the officers committed suicide as a result of the trial, and other officers were sentenced to long prison terms. Concurrently, some of Wong’s friends and neighbors were incarcerated for similar offenses. Through Piñero, Wong learned about the prison system’s psychological abuse, including strict hierarchies, protection schemes, and sexual violence. “Love for Sale,” written again on the brick heart, references these dynamics, as well as countless losses from AIDS, violence and drug overdose. The first stanza of Roy Orbison’s 1963 ballad of lost love, “In Dreams,” is written along the bottom of the print.