U.S. Prisons Project: Questions to Consider

We have compiled the following questions as a jumping off point.  Feel free to answer any of them if they speak to you:

  • Were there unjust conditions that determined your actions and ultimately sent you to prison? How can you be accountable for your crime and make restitution?
  • What does justice look like for women who have suffered violence? For youth?  For men?
  • What would justice look like for you?
  • What is the worst injustice you have suffered?
  • What is your first memory of injustice?
  • What is the most loving and just moment you ever experienced?
  • What justice in the world drives you the craziest?
  • How would you bring about justice for the crimeyou’ve committed – what would it look like?
  • What would justice have looked like for you before you got to prison?
  • How did the experience of injustice inform yourlife that lead you to prison?
  • Do you believe justice is possible?
  • How can our criminal justice system be more just?
  • What would you like to say to whomever committed violence against you?
  • What would you like to say to whomever you committed violence against?
  • What do you think your victim would say to you?
  • How do we end violence against women?