I’m building Voices of Justice (VoJ) in an attempt to combine real life stories told by prisoners, parolees, crime victims, parole officers and prison employees with data visualizations about the criminal justice system in order to raise public awareness about the crisis ballooning in the California prison system and the U.S. as a whole.
The idea is to enable interviewees to tell their stories, to create empathy and understanding between readers and storytellers, and to try and develop a better understanding of the moral and environmental factors that underpin our state and nationwide crisis.
In order to build VoJ, I’ll be hitchhiking around the entire state of California. I’ll be documenting this adventure, and the people I meet on it, too.
To learn more, watch this video:
Voices of Justice is an independent project. Truth is there aren’t too many publications that care to publish this type of writing. For this reason, I’m financing Voices of Justice on my own with the help of donations from awesome people.
In that light, I’m cutting every corner and showing full financial transparency:
- As of April 27th 2011, I’ve got $98.00 left in my bank account.
- I’ve left the road and headed to Maine to finish writing VoJ stories in a place where I can conserve the most money — my parents house.
- If you’d like to help VoJ stay alive, any contribution, no matter how small, would be greatly appreciated.
- You can donate here: