a place where we rehabilitate and offer resources, instead of a place where we punish, dehumanize, and walk away.

1232 Lyfe seeks to address the grave reality of inmates who are currently serving life sentences for nonviolent crimes. Created with a hocket rhythm, the intentional layered effect is an artistic nod towards the anxious, chaotic environment of a broken prison system that many innocent people are thrown into.

Listen to Artistic Director and composer Alexander Lloyd Blake talk with featured performers from “1232 Lyfe”

Danielle Withers and Gregory Fletcher, soloists
Michael Aygin, performer
Kristina Monson, performer and ASL interpreter

ASL Interpretation provided by ProBono ASL
Captioned for Accessibility

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A grant-making organization rooted in the belief that all people deserve a free, vibrant, and productive life. FJF’s primary focus area is criminal justice reform in the United States, with an emphasis on ending mass incarceration and creating safer, stronger communities

Promotes effective and humane responses to crime that minimize imprisonment and criminalization of youth and adults by promoting racial, ethnic, economic, and gender justice.