Event Recap


OJPC celebrated its 25th anniversary at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center Friday, September 30.

The annual fundraising event featured keynote speaker Nicole Fleetwood, discussing her body of work and the importance of the art and imagery of those directly impacted by the criminal justice system.

Attendees also connected with former clients and learned their powerful stories of redemption, transformation and how OJPC’s dedicated staff and volunteers have helped them on their path of personal growth and community engagement.


OJPC thanks Nicole Fleetwood, our sponsors, attendees, the board, staff, and volunteers for the support and ongoing pursuit of creating a more just criminal legal system.


Stay tuned for information about the next OJPC event and click the link if you are inclined to support our work financially. https://ohiojpc.org/donate/. 

2022 Platinum Sponsors:

Friedman Gilbert + Gerhardstein


Harry & Ann Santen, in honor of David Singleton and OJPC staff


2022 Gold Sponsors:

Blank Rome

Otto M. Budig Family Foundation


The Greater Cincinnati Foundation

The Huntington Charitable Foundation

Rittgers and Rittgers

David Singleton & Verna Williams

Williams Foundation


2022 Silver Sponsors:

Art Academy of Cincinnati


Comey & Shepherd Realtors

Paul DeMarco & Karen Smith

Carol Ann & Ralph V. Haile, Jr. Foundation

Charles & Ellen Hattemer

The Peter & Mary Levin Family Foundation

Nehemiah Manufacturing

Peoples Church Justice Team

Pinales Stachler

PNC Bank

Tim Smith

Sara M. & Michelle Vance Waddell

Western & Southern Financial Group


2022 Bronze Sponsors:

Anonymous Fund of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation

Laura & David Beverly

Blue & Company

Center for Closing the Health Gap

Clark Schaefer Hackett

The Cochran Firm


Fifth Third Bank

Richard J. Goldberg

Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati

Jewish Community Relations Council

Scott E. Knox, Attorneys at Law

Manuel D. & Rhoda Mayerson Foundation

NKU Chase College of Law

Edward & Nina Paul

Robert Pohowsky

Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati

Tolley Family Trust

Xavier University


Nicole Fleetwood is an art historian and curator exploring how the art of incarcerated people is essential to our understanding of contemporary art, the carceral state, and the humanity it contains.

In her book Marking Time: Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration (2020), and an accompanying museum exhibition of the same name, Fleetwood investigates the cultural, personal, and aesthetic significance of incarcerated people’s art. Fleetwood’s emphasis on both the artworks’ aesthetic value and the artists’ ingenuity in finding ways to convey their creative vision is a powerful testament to the humanity of all those impacted by the criminal justice system. Fleetwood is demonstrating that art and imagery produced and used by incarcerated individuals is a critically important form of human expression, and her work sheds new light on the toll the criminal justice system in the United States takes on human lives.