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"What is it like to be an eight-year-old girl seeing your mom go to prison—or to be a man spending seven years in solitary confinement? The United States has the largest prison population in the world, but the average American might still have a tough time understanding what it’s like to be affected by mass incarceration. As a result, there’s not much pressure on elected officials to change the nation’s laws around it.

Now a new virtual reality series hopes to show the public that folks who are locked up aren’t monsters or superpredators by allowing viewers to see the world through the eyes of the incarcerated."

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