The Incarceration Nations Network (INN) is a global network and think tank that supports, instigates and popularizes innovative prison reform efforts around the world

September 7, 2018

Multimedia Platform

SHOWCASING PROGRESSIVE PRISON-REIMAGINING EFFORTS AROUND THE WORLD. INN is currently building a global database and exploration of progressive prison reform programs around the world, to be published on the website in an easily accessible fashion in 2019. The publication of this database will be heralded by high-profile events in two global cities.
September 5, 2018

The Writing on the Wall

In partnership with the visual artist Hank Willis Thomas and the social justice architecture firm MASS Design Group, Dr. Baz/INN are transforming their pop-up art installation made from writing by people in prison around the world—which has thus far been exhibited in New York, Detroit, New Orleans, Philadelphia and Miami—into a collapsible booth that will travel to global cities in […]
September 4, 2018

Incarcerated Writings

A literary imprint in partnership with global publishers will publish narratives in all genres by those who have experienced incarceration around the world. The first of these will be The Writing on the Wall: Psalms From my Cell, a collection of poetry by incarcerated people worldwide, published by Akashic Press.
September 3, 2018

Prison-to-College Pipeline movement

As part of its #EducationNotIncarceration pillar, INN collaborates with local institutions around the world to build Prison-to-College Pipelines (P2CP), inspired by the Prison-to-College Pipeline program at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York, which Dr. Baz founded in 2010. Not a cut-and-paste model but a philosophy that manifests uniquely in various global contexts, the international P2CP movement has […]
September 2, 2018


INN is producing a series of short films about the global prison crisis, connecting the dots from one country to another and elevating/archiving the voices of those who have experienced incarceration. The first of these—“Nightmare,” about pretrial detention around the world—has already been released and screened nationally and internationally; others will take on a range of globally applicable issues.