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RETURNED CITIZENS

Cultural Impact Deep Dive

HELPING SOCIETY SEE THE STRUGGLES OF RETURNED CITIZENS
THE ASK:

Dig into a subculture or group of people that gets looked down upon or stereotyped in mass culture and explore the culture to understand it better.

 

What makes this group what it is? Why have they become ostracized? What should we know about them to better understand why they are who they are, understand their perspective, and ultimately, make a case for why they are unjustly vilified.

DESCRIPTION:

My team and I decided to focus on Returned Citizens, whom many times are referred to as ex-convicts or felons. This is a group that by default is looked down upon based on a crime.

Society often holds them accountable for life, past the crime and time served because the severity of the charge is a felony. In this project, we decided to not make excuses for the crimes that were done, but to help people take a deeper look into who returned citizens are.

Most importantly we want to highlight the struggles most returned citizens face before and after the crime and time served.

THE IDEA
"WHEN DAD COMES HOME"
 

STRATEGY: Trés Jones (self), Rolang Piocuda, Leslie Townsend, Jackson Baehr