Returning Citizens

Every year, thousands of Black men return to Washington, DC after having spent years in prison. Many of these men were incarcerated in the twentieth century and are returning home to a completely different city. Many feel a deep connection to the neighborhood where they were raised, yet few can afford to live in those neighborhoods.

The map below includes testimonies from 31 men who were born in Washington, DC and were incarcerated in the 1980s and 1990s, and have now returned home.

Click on the map below and go to the "Returning Citizens" tab to see their perspectives