Women’s experiences in solitary confinement often go unheard because of limited data and little-to-no systematic research on their incarceration. Reporter Annie Brown spent a year interviewing 12 different women about their experiences in solitary to fill some of these gaps in the U.S. prison conversation.
In this collaborative illustrated video between AJ+ and Annie Brown, we retell the story of Deborah, who spent two months in solitary confinement in a women’s prison in upstate New York. This video was produced by Sarah Murphy, animated by Marisa Cruz, and edited by Dariel Medina. I storyboarded and created illustrations to accompany the piece.