Our Stories

The stories of George W. Hill Correctional Facility’s residents, family members, and staff, are stories of pain, mental illness, hopelessness, and fear. We ask you to bear witness.

Susanne and Janene

Susanne Wallace’s daughter Janene died by suicide at George W. Hill Correctional Facility on May 26, 2015 after spending 52 days locked in solitary confinement for 23 hours a day while being held on a probation violation.

Hear Susanne’s grief, anger, sadness, and determination as she shares Janene’s story.

“Does anyone even know or care about the daily activities within the walls, and how human lives are treated?”

Joseph and Jonathan

Joseph German shares the story of his son Jonathan, who has spent time incarcerated in George W. Hill Correctional Facility.

Hear Joseph's powerful testimony as he explains the prison's impact on his son, himself, and his family.


It has been 11 years since Carl was incarcerated at George W. Hill penitentiary after 10 stays at the facility. From difficulty seeing counselors to lack of educational programs, Carl languished with pervasive feelings of helplessness, guilt and shame during his time at the privately managed prison.