Mass incarceration is "a stunningly comprehensive and well-disguised system of racialized social control that functions in a manner strikingly similar to Jim Crow".

— Michelle Alexander

Each image in the FREE HIM series features a stanza from the lyrics of the national anthem or the pledge of allegiance and is placed on the black male body to capture the words that taunt young black men all across America. The words FREE HIM, are written as a call to action in chalk like letter-forms that symbolize the days many wait in the prison system for release. To learn more about mass incarceration visit the website featured on each poster, nationinside.org.