Prison Public Memory Project uses public history, art, story-telling and media to engage communities in conversation about the complex roles of prisons in America.
We also function as a virtual museum and library curating, interpreting and lending information about U.S. prison history to a global public.
The Project has ambitious plans to collaborate with local individuals and organizations across the country to recover, preserve, interpret, and honor the memories of what took place in our historic prisons.
We started in Hudson, New York in 2012 testing ideas and developing a model. In 2017 we launched a new, second site of prison memory in Pontiac, Illinois. We invite you to join us on this journey.