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Unlocked Voices: There is no justice in the justice system.


"Prisons do not disappear social problems, they disappear human beings." - Angela Davis

Mobilizing music and faith communities to unlock the voices of millions of people impacted by the violence of mass incarceration in the US.

In partnership with

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"We are women all, and what wrongs you murders me." - Beulah Richardson

The Challenge

Women are the fastest-growing prison population in the US, with over 1.2 million women under correctional supervision.

The violence of these systems radiates far past prison, jail, and detention center walls - 1 in 4 women has a family member in prison, and this affects families, housing, job security, and so much more.

Imagine if we mobilized to change that. 

"It seems to me that our nation needs an interracial and interfaith coalition of principled people committed to the hard work of abolishing mass incarceration."  - Rev. Raphael Warnock

The Solution


Artists and the faith leaders gather and inspire people to open their hearts and minds.
Together with the Multifaith Initiative to End Mass Incarceration, we are harnessing the powers of live music and faith to unlock the voices of the women and girls harmed by mass incarceration.

Our Unlocked Voices concert series brought the music and faith communities together to amplify the stories of formerly-incarcerated folks across the nation and raise funds and support for local organizers across the country.

Want to get involved?


Learn about mass incarceration, one of the most pressing civil rights issues of our time.

Donate to support grassroots leaders who are working to end mass incarceration.


Advocate for change with our partners.


View our virtual concerts and do it all at once: learn, donate, act, and build community! (Free with suggested donation.)

Virtual Concert Series and Stories

Thanks to everyone who helped make our concerts a success! With your participation, we gave over $9K in support of community organizations in TN, MA, TX, NC, NY, CA, and GA, and shared the stories of over 15 formerly incarcerated leaders. View some of the stories from our concerts below, and stay tuned for more on what this campaign will do in 2022. 

Stories from Unlocked Voices

Stories from Unlocked Voices
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Waleisah Wilson - New Life Second Chance Outreach

Waleisah Wilson - New Life Second Chance Outreach

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Estrella - Community Estrella

Estrella - Community Estrella

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Tinsch - Californians for Safety and Justice

Tinsch - Californians for Safety and Justice

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Dawn - Free Hearts

Dawn - Free Hearts

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