Writing Beyond the Prison: Reimagining the Carceral Ecosystem with Incarcerated Authors (Host Institution: Stony Brook University)


ACLS Sustaining Public Engagement Grants




“Writing Beyond the Prison” redresses productive losses from COVID-19 to programs that support individuals and communities impacted by the carceral system. Faculty and graduate students at Stony Brook University will work with our community partners, Herstory Writers Workshop and the United Black Family Scholarship Foundation, to bring the voices of those most directly impacted by the carceral system into the public conversation. We will create a publicly accessible, web-based Living Archive to publish and preserve the writings of people within the carceral ecosystem as a rich public history research and curriculum-building initiative.