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“Do not judge me by my successes, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again.” ― Nelson Mandela

Prison Stories is a website dedicated to telling the stories of people who have spent time in the criminal justice system and the challenges they face upon reentry. It exists to humanize those who carry the title of criminal and felon and raise awareness about the prison industry in the U.S.

The website was started by Jenny Harnish as her masters thesis project at the Corcoran College of Art and Design but the goal is to feature many different stories of people who have spent time in prison and make it an educational resource.

If you know of any stories (published or unpublished) that you would like to contribute, or if you know someone who’s story needs to be told feel free to send us an email jsvharnish@yahoo.com or a phone call (304) 237.5170