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What We Do

We share the lives of people inside prison with the outside world here and on our social media channels. We receive stories in the form of letters, art, and poetry, and we conduct face-to-face interviews with people in prisons around the world. These stories give a voice to the unheard to include the most excluded population into the public conversation.

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Stories of Life Inside

Explore the lives of incarcerated people through the power of storytelling. Find stories, letters, and interviews written by people in prisons around the world.

Live from Inside

Humanity comes alive through videos told by individuals who are otherwise barred from the outside world.

Humans on the Globe

Our goal is to shine a light into every cell around the world.


Enjoy the works of incarcerated artists, who express what words cannot say alone.


Peer into the hearts of incarcerated poets.


Relatable sayings from inside.

Conversations from the Cell

Learn more about life in prison from the source by reading interviews conducted by our incarcerated team in San Quentin State Prison.

Longer Stories from the Cell

Read in-depth stories, letters, and interviews from incarcerated authors.

Beyond the Bars

Celebrate the freedom of previous incarcerated contributors by reading their interviews, in which they share their experiences preparing for their release from prison, getting out, and living life outside.

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Understand prison talk.

Thank You Notes

Gratitude knows no limits.


Blogs from our Humans.

Ways to Get Involved

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Receive more inspiring stories and news from incarcerated people around the world.