About the Network
FICGN is a network of college graduates who have been to prison. It includes people from varied educational backgrounds (AA to JD/Ph.D./EdD) as well as careers ranging from staff members to state and federal administrators, a mayor, executive directors, attorneys, professors, and a college presidents.
We expect this network will provide members with a space for collective power to develop through professional connections and sharing of opportunities and accomplishments as well as general academic and career support. As members connect and share our stories privately and publicly, we also change the social narrative surrounding incarceration to lessen stigma and create hope for those reentering. Lastly, we’ll have a chance to band together to promote public policies that lessen the burdens we seek with these lifelong felony backgrounds.