Evie Litwok

New York

Evie Litwok never thought anyone like her could end up in prison —much less solitary confinement. But she did, and while in prison she experienced the denial of human rights that millions of incarcerated in this country constantly suffer.

Since her release from prison, Litwok launched Witness to Mass Incarceration, a project dedicated to memorializing America’s 40year history of Mass Incarceration through in-depth first-hand interviews of formerly incarcerated women and men.

She is a 2015 JustLeadershipUSA Leading with Conviction Leader. She is an active member of the Federal Criminal Justice LGBT/HIV Working Group.