Those Most Experienced With The System of Mass Incarceration Are Often Never Included in The Discussions and Their Point of Views & Experiences Are Rarely Seen & Considered . Over the Years INC Has Grown to a Platform That Allows Those Most Experienced To Be The Voice For The Voiceless.
Our Presence has Moved This Movement Against Mass Incarceration Tremendously as We Continue To Create Educational Projects That Expose The Conditions of Confinement for Millions of Americans Incarcerated as Well as The Possible Solutions. Through Our Work Being Visible Voices #WEmakeCHANGE Our Work Has Reached National & International Publications
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Our productions & consultation work include Plays , Films, T.V Shows , Network Segments & Educational Projects on issues were directly connected to or impacted by There is no reason those directly impacted are left out of the conversation and solution planning about issues that impact us . Far too often people directly impacted are left out and kept the farthest from the resources that make change in the world that impacts them , this must start with how our voices are heard.
RIKERS – From Bill Moyers and producers that includes Marc Levin, Mark Banjamin and Rolake Bambose, with members of The Incarcerated Nation Corp. comes the first film to focus exclusively on former detainees of RIkers Island. Their searing testimonials about the deep-seated culture of systemic violence and corruption that has plagued the notorious NYC jail for decades add a powerful authentic voice to investigative journalism that has reported on violence and abuse at the jail. Of the 7,500 people incarcerated at Rikers on any given day, almost 80% have not yet been found guilty or innocent of the charges against them.
More people are imprisoned in the United States at this moment than in any other time or place in history, yet the prison itself has never felt further away or more out of sight. The Prison in Twelve Landscapes is a film about the prison in which we never see a penitentiary. Instead, the film unfolds as a cinematic journey through a series of landscapes across the USA where prisons do work and affect lives, from a California mountainside where female prisoners fight raging wildfires, to a Bronx warehouse full of goods destined for the state correctional system, to an Appalachian coal town betting its future on the promise of prison jobs.staring a national council member of The Incarcerated Nation Corp. Chris Barrett
“What’s the point of having a life if you’re just existing?” asks a prisoner during Kristi Jacobson’s new HBO documentary, Solitary. The setting is Red Onion State Prison, a supermax prison in Wise County, Virginia, deep in rural Appalachia. Jacobson filmed for one year at the prison, providing a comprehensive look at the daily life of prisoners held away from the general prison population in solitary confinement, some of them for the rest of their lives.
The prison population of the United States is enormous with over two million individuals currently incarcerated nationwide. Nearly 80,000 of those are held in solitary confinement. They have no human contact and every element of their environment is controlled. Meals come through a slot in the solid steel door, as does all communication with prison staff. They might be allowed to shower once a week. They might not see the outdoors for months or years on end. They spend 22-24 hours a day in their cell with little to no human contact for days or even decades. The sensory deprivation they endure causes severe psychological damage. These people are invisible to us—and eventually to themselves. The UN has condemned solitary confinement. But it continues. (This is a virtual reality project featured as an installation for the first time. It is also a 2016 TFI New Media Fund grantee.)
With support from Google News Lab, TFI New Media Fund and the Ford Foundation, Chicken & Egg Pictures, PBS Frontline & The Members of The Incarcerated Nation Corp, The Mill & the guardian
Francesca Panetta is a multi-award winning sound artist and journalist. She works for the Guardian as a Special Projects Editor leading on projects which innovate in storytelling. Lindsay Poulton is a multi-award winning documentary filmmaker and journalist who is passionate about innovation in digital storytelling and new platforms.The Incarcerated Nation Corp National Council Members create educational projects free for millions as a tool to help end Torture
Two years after Angad Singh Bhalla’s released his 2013 Emmy Award winning documentary, Herman’s House, that traces the story of Herman Wallace who spent 40 years living in solitary confinement and an artist quest to build the prisoner a house, the film’s director is revisiting Herman Wallace’s story with a new interactive documentary titled, The Deeper They Bury Me: A Call From Herman Wallace. “The inspiration for this interactive website was that we had this amazing audio content for the film from talking to Herman,” explains director Bhalla at the premiere of the interactive online documentary at the New York Film Festival. “I had 40 or 50 hours of content that all couldn’t work for the film, so I was excited about the possibility of giving Herman’s voice a new outlet.”
Once known as Houdini for his multiple and improbable jailbreaks, Mark DeFriest was condemned to Florida’s worst prison after a lone psychiatrist reversed the previous diagnosis of four court appointed psychiatrists and declared that Mark was faking mental illness. Over 30 years later, Mark is still struggling to understand how to survive a rigid and unforgiving system, while his remaining supporters forge an unlikely alliance to argue for his freedom in front of the Florida Parole Commission. Along the way, they uncover lingering questions about whether Mark should have even been sent to prison, yet face the daunting task of explaining why a notorious troublemaker deserves to go free.
The injustice of solitary confinement and the transformative power of art are explored in Herman’s House, a feature documentary that follows the unlikely friendship between a New York artist and one of America’s most famous inmates as they collaborate on an acclaimed art project.
In 1972, New Orleans native Herman Joshua Wallace (b. 1941) was serving a 25-year sentence for bank robbery when he was accused of murdering an Angola Prison guard and thrown into solitary confinement. Many believed him wrongfully convicted. Appeals were made but Herman remained in jail and—to increasingly widespread outrage—in solitary. Years passed with one day much like the next. Then in 2001 Herman received a perspectiveshifting letter from a Jackie Sumell, a young art student, who posed the provocative question:
“WHAT KIND OF HOUSE DOES A MAN WHO HAS LIVED IN A SIX-FOOT-BY-NINE-FOOT CELL FOR OVER 30 YEARS DREAM OF?”