In the United States, we lock up more people per capita than any other nation in the world. More than two million people are currently incarcerated in jails and prisons, and the majority of those people didn’t commit crimes that carry a life sentence. That means at some point they’ll be released and have to figure out how to start their lives over. In this episode, we’re going to hear about life after incarceration.

This podcast includes conversation recorded through the StoryCorps Justice Project, which preserves and amplifies the stories of people who have been directly impacted by mass incarceration. The Justice Project is made possible, in part, with support from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Safety and Justice Challenge, #RethinkJails, and the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation.

Released May 23, 2017.

Illustration by Keenon Ferrell/Ace & Son Moving Picture Co., LLC.
Like the music in this episode? Support the artists:
Blue Dot Sessions – “In the Backroom,” “Step in, Step Out,” and “City Limits”
Tape – “Aspire”
Alan Singley – “You Know Who You Are”
Unwed Sailor – “Jubilee”