The "Voices" project, supported by the Robert Wood Johnson and Ford Foundation is designed to humanize and empower individuals most affected by issues within the criminal justice system. Artist Jesse Krimes facilitated workshops with participants in a maximum-security prison SCI Graterford, a local half-way house, and the Philadelphia Mural Arts Restorative Justice Guild Program to create the artwork.  Using art as a catalyst to facilitate difficult dialogues, the project aims to surface common underlying narratives while elevating individuals voices and concerns regarding issues of criminal justice reform. Through this intensive process, each participant was encouraged to explore their personal experience and relate it to broader issues of incarceration, reentry, and community relations.  Utilizing the writings and artwork created by incarcerated and formerly incarcerated individuals, the works amplify a chorus of diverse voices to address issues of criminal justice reform. 

© 2020 by Jesse Krimes

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