Family Interrupted Website

This website, which I created and maintain, exists as a collection of audio, video, and stories from the men, women, and children impacted by the incarceration of their family members. 

It's a component of my 2012 mural project entitled Family Interrupted which draws its inspiration from these stories. 

For many, the justice system is a one-way street, where loved ones are locked away, serving time in isolation without outlets to express their emotions, offer regrets, or make amends to the communities and families they have harmed.

Mural Arts’ multidisciplinary project, Family Interrupted, Sparks a dialogue around the impact of incarceration on families and the community at large through the mural-making process. We will transform a wall on Dauphin Street in North Philadelphia, creating a new work and project website designed and maintained by muralist Eric Okdeh with input from inmates, probationers, and ex-inmates, including the State Correctional Institution at Graterford, Philadelphia Prison System, adjudicated youth, and community and family members.

This website exists as a collection of audio, video and stories from the men, women and children impacted by the incarceration of their family members. Please contribute your stories and feelings here.