Evie Litwok

Evie Litwok is the Founder and Executive Director of Witness to Mass Incarceration (WMI). A non-profit organization devoted to raising public awareness of conditions within the nation’s prisons and ending mass incarceration, WMI uses documentation, leadership development, grassroots organizing and advocacy to make impact.  Litwok left prison homeless, jobless, and penniless in 2014.  Despite the lack of resources, she began speaking out about her experiences there and formed WMI in 2015. Besides catalyzing a national conversation about mass incarceration, WMI works to eliminate sexual violence in prisons and guarantee emergency evacuation of incarcerated people during times of disaster. She also created the Suitcase Project, which gives newly released people essential items such as a mobile phone, laptop computer and gift cards to ease reentry.