Undoing mass incarceration by a path untraveled
IN A WHOLE NEW WAY
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of the program, gallery exhibits, and film!
Even prior to release of the film and book publication,
the program and gallery exhibits
changed the media narrative about probation.
Equipped with cameras and a novel artistic technique, hundreds of New Yorkers on probation along with their neighbors
set out in a whole new way to return the sanction to its rehabilitative roots—only to find themselves transformed.
The second initiative by our nonpartisan nonprofit, embraced by the American Probation and Parole Association,
leading to successful gallery exhibits, a globally honored PBS film, and a widely acclaimed book—
together helping reform America's dominant criminal justice intervention and repair its tattered reputation.
The end result?
A practice more widely viewed as an effective alternative to locking people up—
more humane, less costly, and better at keeping everyone safe.
—United Nations Association Film Festival
"Despite the undeniably important reality
behind the action taken by the subjects
of this documentary,
In a Whole New Way feels uplifting
and hopeful for a better future.
Eloquently narrated and thoughtfully put together,
this documentary proves people can effect change. That if communities come together,
we make the world a better place.”
—Infinity Film Festival (London)
"A pioneering path to criminal justice reform."
—Palo Alto Weekly
"Such a thoughtful
and life-affirming documentary!"
International Community Justice Assocation
"Moving, important, inspirational, and eye-opening,
you won't want to miss this short film
about one of the most pressing issues of our time."
—Thomas Memorial Library
Cape Elizabeth, Maine
"This book will still be read
two hundred years from now!"
—In Conversation with Frank Shaeffer
"Jonathan Fisher and George Carrano
are helping to change the world!"
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