StoryCorps Justice Project – StoryCorps
StoryCorps Justice Project

StoryCorps Justice Project

What does freedom mean to you? What does justice mean for us? Tell me about the first time you were aware the justice system existed. How has it affected your life? Do you think others understand the justice system the way you do? What changes would you like to see in the system overall? What do you wish others knew about it? What do you want for your family? What are your hopes for the future?


Through the Justice Project, StoryCorps preserves and amplifies the stories of people who have been directly impacted by mass incarceration. We launched the initiative in 2016 to document the experiences of youth of color involved with the juvenile or adult justice system in New York City, and people of all ages affected by jail incarceration across the U.S. We are working to ensure that first-person voices from this era of mass incarceration are preserved in the historical record and amplified locally and nationwide.

Featured Stories from the Justice Project

"I remember feeling this tremendous weight of fear of what my life would be like."
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"What was it like to be pregnant with me in jail?"
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Advisory Group

Piper Anderson, Founder/Chief Creative Strategist at Create Forward

Jarrett M. Drake, Digital Archivist at Princeton University Archives

Marc Mauer, Executive Director at the Sentencing Project

Abraham Paulos, Executive Director at Families for Freedom


Bronx Freedom Fund (Bronx, NY)

Truth-Telling Project (Ferguson, MO)

Mass Story Lab (New York, NY)

View a full list of our partners here.

Learn more about partnerships

Contact Tanya Linn Albrigtsen-Frable at, or call us at 646.723.7020 Ext. 33.

Support for StoryCorps Justice Project