Incorrigibles is a non-profit transmedia project that investigates the history of girls in youth prisons to uncover the present day impact of these institutions.  

This video helps explain the work we have done so far.
For more information, please visit!

We need your help now to fund our documentary film and web platform starting with the stories of girls from The New York State Training School for Girls (1904-1974) incuding legendary singer Ella Fitzgerald.  A donation of any size, no matter how small, will help us reach our goal!

Your gracious donations already allowed us to match a grant of $5,000 from the National Endowment for the Humanities! We are continuing our campaign to support the creation of our short film and upcoming public events.

*If you would like to make a tax deductible donation through our fiscal sponsor, New York Foundation for the Arts, please visit the following website:

For generous donations of the amounts listed, we are thanking our contributors with some T-Shirts and Totes! Images are shown below:

About the artist 
Alison Cornyn is a multidisciplinary artist at the convergence of traditional media and technology with a long career steeped in exhibitions, interactive and web design as well as in aggregating communities of shared interest and fostering civic dialogue.  Merging art, photography, media and a deep knowledge of technology, Alison and her studio Picture Projects , create engaging environments, both as physical installations and online narratives. Also, as an activist artist in 2011, Cornyn founded the Prison
Public Memory Project. She is also Creative Director of States of Incarceration  and the Guantanamo Public Memory Project . She has received numerous awards, including the Peabody Award, the Gracie Allen award for Women In Media and the National Press Club Award, among others. She is a faculty member of the School of Visual Arts - Design for Social Innovation MA Program (DSI) and is a 2017 TED Resident .
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    • $250 (Offline)
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Alison Cornyn 
Brooklyn, NY