Incarceration Nations Network (INN) is a global network that supports, instigates and popularizes innovative prison reform and justice reimagining efforts around the world.

INN is a partner-led organization that is: globally minded but locally grounded, attuned to problems but driven by solutions, focused on systemic change even as we work to clean up the mess of mass incarceration in the here and now. We are committed to transnational solidarity, intersectionality, working toward a world without prisons and ensuring that those directly impacted by the justice system lead the way to its radical reimagining.

November 24, 2019

Global Gatherings and Events

Creative, artistic, media-friendly global events allow INN to reach the full range of justice stakeholders, from academics and policymakers to directly impacted communities, influencers and artists.
November 21, 2022

Global Freedom Fellowship

“Prison - far from breaking our spirits - made us more determined to continue with this battle until victory was won." -Nelson Mandela
September 16, 2022

The Writing On The Wall as Enterprise

A global microfinance and culture-change project supporting post-prison reintegration efforts worldwide.
May 20, 2021

Consultation and Learning Trips

INN creates tools and fosters best-practice connections for NGOs and government entities worldwide.
November 24, 2019

Multimedia Web Platform

INN has built the first-ever multimedia web platform and database showcasing prison reform and justice re-imagining efforts around the world.
September 5, 2018

The Writing on the Wall

In partnership with the acclaimed visual artist Hank Willis Thomas, the nonprofit architecture firm MASS Design Group and the production team Openbox, INN’s art installation The Writing on the Wall is a pop-up art installation made from writing by people in prison around the world.
September 3, 2018

Education Not Incarceration Pillar

INN collaborates with insitutions around the world to foster creative prison-university partnerships that leverage the power of education and nurture leaders with lived experience. Some of these programs fall under the umbrella of the the Prison-to-College Pipeline (P2CP), which Dr. Baz founded at New York’s John Jay College of Criminal Justice in 2010.
September 2, 2018


Changing the public narrative about prisons, the people in them and the people coming home from them is vital to innovative justice work. To that end, INN produces award-winning media showcasing the crisis of global incarceration, including Incarceration Nations: A Global Docuseries.