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Stories of Federal Prison Inmates

In the first few weeks of February, the popular photo blog Humans of New York has featured photographs and stories of federal prison inmates. The inmates are from five prisons across the Northeast. Some inmates tell the story of how they ended up in prison and some talk about what they are doing in prison. One inmate talks about a class he started for parents to send coloring projects, bedtime stories, and other creative projects to their kids. Read his story by clicking here.

Although the blog features mostly people who live in New York City, sometimes photographer, Brandon Stanton, shares stories of people whose voices might not otherwise be heard. In this case that is federal prison inmates. In December he featured stories of Syrian refugees.

To view the blog Humans of New York, click here.