Add Your State

Your history — and that of your community — will tell a different story that teaches us all something new.

Add perspectives from your state by:

  • contributing individual stories or media to the web platform;
  • creating a new piece of the exhibition around your state;
  • hosting the exhibit and public dialogues in your community.

To facilitate your contribution, SOI offers:

  • formats for media SOI staff to upload to the SOI website;
  • design templates for additional modules for the physical exhibit;
  • discussion guides, dialogue designs, and speakers’ bureau for public programs;
  • exhibit plans.

Partnership Overview

Local partners:

  • Teach a course on the history of incarceration nationally/globally as well as in your local community, using SOI teaching resources.
  • Lead students to collaborate with others directly impacted by incarceration outside the college/university to curate a new “chapter” of SOI about a history of incarceration in your state/community, using SOI design template and workplan, for inclusion in physical and digital SOI exhibit.
  • Host exhibit at a local venue.
  • Host public dialogues around exhibit.
  • Pay digital and physical exhibit design/fabrication fee.

HAL provides:

  • Teaching resources on both subject and methodology, including readings and other media on incarceration histories, speakers bureau, and guidelines and models for community collaboration/co-curation and dialogue facilitation.
  • Week-by-week curation work plan, providing guideline for how to work with your team to produce a “chapter” within a one or two semester sequence.
  • Design guidelines detailing number of images, amount of text, and options for media and formats for both physical and digital exhibits.
  • Design files and material specifications and instructions for production of additional local exhibits.
  • Digital and physical exhibit design and production (physical design and production can also be done locally if local partner prefers).
  • Exhibit shipped and insured.
  • Public program designs.
  • Communications package and support for publicizing local events.
  • Web platform for student reflections on States of Incarceration blog.
  • Convenings with other national partners, with opportunities for students, faculty, and community partners to exchange work and experiences.