Community-Building Initiatives

Mass Incarceration Working Group

First convened in 2019, the Mass Incarceration Working Group explores how the University of Chicago can address social injustices caused by mass incarceration and begin to imagine how we might create pathways to higher education for system-impacted individuals and communities. 

Reimagining Justice Residencies

The Lab provides residencies for individuals working in a variety of disciplines whose work and advocacy confronts the criminal legal system.

“To Breathe” Virtual Art Gallery

This virtual gallery, featuring visual artworks by incarcerated and formerly incarcerated artists, launched as part of the Lab’s collaboration with White Snake Projects on a prelude series to the opera Death By Life.