Oni Wright

Community Safety, Police Brutality and Prison Abolition

2018

The Future Behind Bars is a website platform that brings focus to St. Louis’ incarcerated youth of color and youth in struggling communities. Similar to Brandon Stanton’s Humans of New York, it will aim to get their stories out to the public, showcasing their art, music, and poetry to remind this country that they are not problem cases, they are kids. Bringing the public closer to these kids will educate them on America’s ignored youth and give them a safe outlet that they may never get again. This Blueprint will focus on executing the startup of The Future Behind Bars, finding partners to assist with the platform, and to provide the kids with incredible resources such as life skills workshops to jumpstart their futures.