After Incarceration, There’s Life

The U.S. incarcerates Americans at globally unprecedented rates. What’s more, within three years of release approximately two-thirds of the formerly incarcerated are rearrested and sent back to prison. After Incarceration, There’s Life is a social impact campaign for the documentary Beyond the Wall. Both the film and campaign take a close look at the journey from incarceration to community, from behind the wall to beyond the wall. The journey is often riddled with road bumps and uncertainty. After Incarceration, There’s Life seeks to make the journey beyond the wall successful and permanent.

The Film

Beyond The WallBeyond the Wall highlights one of the most critical issues in criminal justice reform—the flood of prisoners returning to our streets and communities each year where they face tremendous challenges and barriers. The film follows five formerly incarcerated men who are attempting to rebuild their lives on the outside with little support from the U.S. criminal justice system. Through this compelling and personal account, the film vividly shows their struggles and strategies for survival beyond the walls of jail and prison.

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The Film

Beyond The WallBeyond the Wall highlights one of the most critical issues in criminal justice reform—the flood of prisoners returning to our streets and communities each year where they face tremendous challenges and barriers. The film follows five formerly incarcerated men who are attempting to rebuild their lives on the outside with little support from the U.S. criminal justice system. Through this compelling and personal account, the film vividly shows their struggles and strategies for survival beyond the walls of jail and prison.

Learn more about the film

Watch the trailer

(In)Justice For All Film Festival Official SelectionBeloit International Film Festival Official SelectionPeace On Earth Film Festival Official SelectionWoods Hole Film Festival Official SelectionInternational Film Festival of Boston Official SelectionNewburyport Documentary Film Festival Official Selection

After Incarceration, There’s Life: Film Campaign

Beyond the Wall humanizes the social, economic and emotional barriers encountered by citizens (and their families) returning to their communities following incarceration. The After Incarceration, There’s Life campaign aims to illuminate these realities and provide opportunities for best-practice strategies to be shared in targeted locations. The film and campaign will be influential in assisting with more successful reentry, ultimately reducing the number of our citizens returning to jails and prisons.

Goal #1

Provide a forum for best practice sharing among key stakeholders and bring together coalitions of support to create new solutions.

Goal #2

Promote and assist in implementing the adoption of job training for hiring formerly incarcerated individuals in targeted states.

Goal #3

Increase availability of comprehensive and treatment focused reentry programming for returning citizens.

Goal #4

Educate communities about the realities of incarceration and offer opportunities to get involved, featuring formerly incarcerated individuals as potential leaders in their community.

Upcoming Screenings

  • 10 Mar 2017

    Peace On Earth Film Festival

    The Directors of the Peace On Earth Film Festival, along with the Board of Directors of Transcendence Global Media, NFP,…
  • 16 Mar 2017

    Prisoners’ Justice Film Festival

    Prisoners’ Justice Film Festival 2017 presents: Beyond the Wall on March 16th at 6:30pm – 9:30pm in the Kenny Theatre.…
  • 21 Mar 2017

    Boston College Screening

    Sponsored by Boston College’s Lynch School of Education and the Boston College Center for Human Rights and International Justice. With…

Event Highlights

Billy Cabrera and Commissioner Mark Heffernan at the The Child Support Enforcement Division of the Massachusetts Department of Revenue screening
October 27, 2016

Billy Cabrera and Commissioner Mark Heffernan

Some of the success stories

Some of the success stories

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