Video: Former prisoners and local artists discuss incarceration and gender

The following video shares stories collected at the RELEASE: Town Hall for Gender Justice and Mass Incarceration on Wednesday March 25, 2015.
Leeway Foundation and Bread & Roses Community Fund present RELEASE, an exhibition and program series that explores the intersection of gender justice and mass incarceration. On view from February 26 to June 30, RELEASE provides shared spaces for women, transgender, and gender non-conforming survivors of the prison industrial complex, as well as local artists, cultural producers, and activists to critically reflect and build power for change.
For more information on the exhibit and programming, please visit: leeway.org

Video: Decarcerate PA and Art Factory give context to current prison system

The first video in this series, EVOLUTIONS explains the facts and figures and the history of the prison industrial complex, and why Decarcerate PA wants the system to change. // A collaborative production by Art Factory, PhillyCAM, Decarcerate PA.

This summer, Art Factory collaborated with Decarcerate PA and PhillyCAM for six weeks to make three short stop-motion videos to help people realize the grand actuality of the Prison Industrial Complex. PhillyCAM was gracious enough to let us use their equipment and their space while we planned, filmed, recorded and edited our 3 videos. Decarcerate PA helped us clear up the clouds by telling us more about what they do as well as the political and community results and consequences of mass incarceration. We hope that these pieces will shed light on the current situation, and inspire people to join the movement to stop the prison industry and reinvest in the community.

Video: Decarcerate PA looks to reduce the prison population of non-violent offenders

The second video in this series, WHAT WE WANT outlines the three point platform of Decarcerate PA: No more prisons, Decarcerate (to decrease the prison population of non-violent offenders), and Reinvest in our schools and communities. // A collaborative production by Art Factory, PhillyCAM, Decarcerate PA.

This summer, Art Factory collaborated with Decarcerate PA and PhillyCAM for six weeks to make three short stop-motion videos to help people realize the grand actuality of the Prison Industrial Complex. PhillyCAM was gracious enough to let us use their equipment and their space while we planned, filmed, recorded and edited our 3 videos. Decarcerate PA helped us clear up the clouds by telling us more about what they do as well as the political and community results and consequences of mass incarceration. We hope that these pieces will shed light on the current situation, and inspire people to join the movement to stop the prison industry and reinvest in the community.