For many, the justice system is a one-way street, where loved ones are locked away, serving time in isolation without outlets to express their emotions, offer regrets, or make amends to the communities and families they have harmed.
Mural Arts’ latest multidisciplinary project, Family Interrupted, Sparks a dialogue around the impact of incarceration on families and the community at large through the mural-making process. We will transform a wall on Dauphin Street in North Philadelphia, creating a new work designed by muralist Eric Okdeh with input from inmates, probationers, and ex-inmates, including the State Correctional Institution at Graterford, Philadelphia Prison System, adjudicated youth, and community and family members.
This website exists as a collection of audio, video and stories from the men, women and children impacted by the incarceration of their family members. Please contribute your stories and feelings here.