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Join the End the Stigma/Expand Opportunities Campaign!

The stigma of incarceration has created nearly insurmountable obstacles that deny millions of Americans the essential components of full citizenship and successful lives, including—

  • Housing
  • Employment
  • Access to college
  • The right to vote
  • Public benefits

The Think Outside the Cell Foundation is working to end the stigma and—through personal development, storytelling and other creative approaches—help the incarcerated, the formerly incarcerated and their families to create their own opportunities.

We are launching the End the Stigma/Expand Opportunities Campaign because it is long past time to challenge the wholesale marginalization of those who live in the long shadow of incarceration and criminal conviction.

When we decrease the stigma, we:

  • Increase the likelihood that people with prison in their past can become self-supporting, productive and contributing members of our society
  • Enable opportunities for millions of men and women to embrace their full potential
  • Create a more just society in which we are not the sum total of a single mistake

Learn more about the Campaign

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To obtain permission to screen the film at your university, prison, conference or organization, contact Kimberly Soenen at kimberlyjsoenen[at]