Stories from this Project

Alfredo Jaar: Portraits of Justice John Jay College of Criminal Justice City University of New York524 West 59th StreetNew York, NY 10019 www.jjay.cuny.eduwww.alfredojaar.net —- via John Jay College… Portraits of Justice is a new permanent ...

Crime and high rates of incarceration impose tremendous costs on society, with lasting negative effects on individuals, families, and communities. These high costs highlight the need for both effective crime-prevention strategies and smarter sentencing po...

Fact: 13 of the 14 people executed by death penalty in the United States this year were convicted of killing a white victim. The 14th person was convicted of killing an Asian victim. Source: Death Penalty Information Center “2014: U.S. Executions By...

Inspiration: “The Art of Doing Time” by Slate Jesse Krimes is an artist who recently served a 70-month jail sentence in Philadephia. While imprisioned, he created the 39-panel wall mural above piece-by-piece using materials only afforded duri...

​THE COALITION TO ABOLISH THE PRISON INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX​ Organized by Jennifer Reyes Lay & Christie Griffin    SUGGESTED READING for your information:    Excessive sentencing: http://www.eji.org/prisons/excessivesentences#.UrRT     Felony D...