Criminal Justice

Back on the Shelves! Stories from Undocumented Immigrants & People Inside the Criminal Justice System

September 14th, 2016|Categories: Criminal Justice, Immigration, News|Tags: , , |

We are pleased to announce that three of our most popular backlist titles—Underground America: Narratives of Undocumented Lives, Surviving Justice: America’s Wrongfully Convicted and Exonerated, and Inside This Place, Not of It: Narratives from Women’s Prisons—are now available for purchase. The books can be purchased individually, or as bulk orders. Due to overwhelming demand [...]

Dispatch from the Field: The Latest on Current Projects

July 18th, 2016|Categories: Criminal Justice, Cultural and Personal Identity, Dispatches from the Field, Home and Belonging, Immigration, Indigenous Rights, Labor Issues, News, Poverty and Economic Rights, Racial Inequality, VOW Story Lab|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

This summer, VOW's editors have been making big strides on their oral history projects. (Thanks in no small part to everyone who supported the Seed the VOW Story Fund Campaign this past spring!) Here are the latest updates on the next book in the VOW series, and the six projects currently incubating in the VOW Story Lab: [...]

VOW Panel at the Bay Area Book Festival on Sunday, June 5, 2016

May 25th, 2016|Categories: Activism, Borders and Boundaries, Criminal Justice, Events, Gender Inequality, Palestine, Political Oppression, Poverty and Economic Rights|Tags: , , , , |

Amplifying Unheard Voices: Voice of Witness Editors on Social Justice Storytelling What: Panel & Discussion When: Sunday, June 5, 5:00 - 6:00 pm Where: Dharma College in Berkeley, CA Who: Ayelet Waldman, Mateo Hoke, and Robin S. Levi, moderated by Natalie Catasús In a climate where our news feeds are saturated with reports on the injustices [...]

A Story That Would Never Make the Face of a Lawsuit

May 16th, 2016|Categories: Criminal Justice, VOW Editor Interviews, VOW Story Lab|Tags: , , , , , |

A Q&A with Solitary Voices co-editor Taylor Pendergrass We’re excited to share an inside look into one of the newest oral history projects from Voice of Witness: Solitary Voices. Solitary Voices will examine the impact of solitary confinement on people who have experienced it firsthand, as well as families, communities, and even prison guards whose lives [...]

Wrongful Conviction Day: Narrator Spotlight on Beverly Monroe of Surviving Justice

October 2nd, 2015|Categories: Criminal Justice, Narrators|Tags: |

 Beverly Monroe is the epitome of southern gentility— gracious, warm, and impeccably mannered. With a degree in organic chemistry and three grown children, Beverly is difficult to picture as an inmate. And yet in 1992 she was wrongfully convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to twenty-two years in prison. Her story appeared in the very [...]

I Am Not My Parent’s Mistakes: Stories from Children of Incarcerated Parents

June 3rd, 2015|Categories: Criminal Justice, Education, I Witness|

Editor’s Note: The “I, Witness" blog series explores the ethics, challenges, and possibilities of teaching and conducting oral history. Sophie Edelhart is a student at the Jewish Community High School of the Bay in San Francisco. Sophie’s senior project centered on creating podcasts featuring oral history interviews with children of incarcerated [...]