People are incarcerated at a dizzying rate in the US. People are frequently arrested unnecessarily and given incredibly harsh sentences. People of color and the poor are disproportionately affected by mass incarceration. Oftentimes, people incarcerated in the US are subject to inhumane treatment, such as unnecessary solitary confinement, force feeding, inadequate medical care, and being left in deadly heat waves without access to any source of cooling. These people are silenced, unable to tell their stories to the world, because they are literally locked in cages.
We intend to engage in advocacy work for this community and to help share the stories of incarcerated people in the US. People need to know the truth of what is happening behind bars in this country, and that truth needs to be made so apparent that it can no longer be ignored. This is our problem, and we need to fix it. The first step is spreading awareness about the human rights abuses currently happening in our jails and prisons.
We want to produce media telling the stories of these people, and sharing these stories to the world. People need to know what is happening behind bars in this country, and it is our duty to tell them. However, we can't do this alone. We'll need to travel to people who are currently incarcerated or who have been formerly incarcerated to document their stories. We'll need photographers, journalists, and media contacts to handle outreach and get these stories out there. If you want people to know what is going on in the prisons and jails of the US, we ask that you give a donation today, or set up a recurring donation, allowing us to provide continuing services in the future.