Criminal Justice

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 Six By Ten co-editor Taylor Pendergrass We’re excited to share an inside look into one of the newest oral history projects from Voice of Witness: Six By Ten: Stories from Solitary Confinement. Six By Ten will examine the impact of solitary confinement on people who have experienced it firsthand, as well as families, communities, and [...]

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 [...]