We empower currently and formerly incarcerated people to become multimedia storytellers and advocates.


Our Mission

Through storytelling and advocacy work, Unchained Media Collective creates bridges between the often-unheard community of incarcerated and formerly incarcerated young people and the public—policymakers, attorneys, judges, and others whose decisions daily impact the futures of those behind bars to reach their full potential as creative, contributing members of society. Moreover, through tech-based storytelling platforms we activate and amplify voices from within the system of mass incarceration to shift the narratives about young people of color and directly impact the paths of at-risk youth in the community today and the cycles of intergeneration incarceration.

Coming to prison as a child, at the age of 16, I realized that the only way I was going to get out of prison was that I had to be heard.
— Halim Flowers, Co-Founder, Unchained Media Collective