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Help us collect and share stories of prison-impacted individuals, organize people behind bars into a voting bloc and advocate for reforms that offer everyone a second chance.


More Than Our Crimes seeks to give a voice to the thousands of Americans, mostly people of color, who were once convicted of violent crimes and now have served a decade or more behind bars and deserve a second chance to live freely and contribute to their families and society. Our goal: to assure these individuals are included in the growing wave of reform proposals designed to end mass incarceration.

We work by sharing the stories of both individuals still behind bars and those who have won their release, humanizing them to those who only know their past crimes. We use these stories to educate as well as to advocate for humane and fair reform.

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More Than Our Crimes is fiscally sponsored by the Justice Policy Institute (JPI) and does not have the authority to act on JPI's behalf except to receive donations.