Published on: Thursday, October 26, 2017

The impact of American criminal justice policies is often described numerically, e.g., 2.2 million people are behind bars, four times larger than it was in 1980.  We Are Witnesses, a collection short films created by the Marshall Project, offers a different perspective on the human costs as seen through the eyes of eighteen men and women with first-hand experience of our criminal justice system—guards, police, crime victims, dads, moms, prosecutors, defenders, judges and kids.  The first-person testimonials in We are Witnesses are intimate, honest, and revelatory.