Collect For a Cause

Get innocent people out of prison.

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What are Arrested Punks?

Arrested Punks are an NFT collection of 10,000 fictional punks that each represent a real-world person in prison for a crime they didn't commit. Each one contains a unique mugshot of a punk, the circumstances of their arrest, and the results of their trial.

Fifty percent of all money generated from minting and future royalties are donated to The Innocence Project. So, the simple act of collecting Arrested Punks triggers an automatic donation giving the collection built-in utility.

In addition, owning an Arrested Punk NFT acts as a membership pass to a community with benefits that include:

Airdrop raffle - Earn a free Arrested Punk

Exclusive access to mint second collection

Automatic donations to the Innocence Project

Ability to purchase "limited-edition" items

Mint an Arrested Punk March 15th
at 4PM (UTC)

Wallet Address -

Minting an Arrested Punk can only happen here on the official website starting on March 15th. The price to mint an Arrested Punk is 0.08 ETH.

Join our whitelist

Join our community and help spread the word about Arrested Punks, The Innocence Project and the need for prison reform. Doing so will get you on our whitelist and allow you to mint 24 hours early.

The Specs

A collection of 10,000 unique mugshots consisting of over 100+ programmatically layered traits.

Each Arrested Punk is unique and programmatically generated from random traits including type, uniform color, headwear, eyewear, jewelry, and more. All of these characteristics were individually designed, with special traits making some rarer than others.

The punks are stored as ERC-721 tokens on the Ethereum blockchain and hosted on IPFS.

Get innocent people out of prison

How do we accomplish this?

Donate 50% to the Innocence Project

We donate 50% of all money generated from minting and sales of Arrested Punks to the Innocence Project. From day one, each Arrested Punk minted helps fund the Innocence Project, allowing them to exonerate the wrongly convicted and reform the criminal justice system to prevent future injustices. We're also pledging the same 50% donation to The Innocence Project on all royalties generated by secondary sales.

Raise Awareness for Prison Reform

We believe Arrested Punks can help break down the issue of prison reform a bit and put a spotlight on a few of the main causes for innocent people being in prison. Like the real world, some Arrested Punks are innocent and in prison for crimes they didn't commit. The fictional arrests and convictions given to each Arrested Punk demonstrate the various ways innocent people are sent to prison everday in the real world.

Let's review some cases

These Arrested Punks were recently arrested, charged and are now serving jail time.

Review each case to see if you feel some injustice took place in their arrest, conviction, or sentencing. If so, you may have a wrongful conviction that could be overturned and an Arrested Punk that should be freed from prison.

The Store

They look cool and spread awareness for prison reform. Best of all, your purchases directly support the Innocence Project's work to free the innocent and reform the criminal justice system in the United States. Fifty percent of all proceeds are donated to the Innocence Project!

These items are a key piece of our awareness campaign, and a big step towards our goal to make Arrested Punks the unofficial avatar for prison reform.

*The store is unlocked by the community through roadmap activation.

The Roadmap

We're in this for the long haul.

We've set up some goalposts for ourselves. Once we hit a target sell-through percentage, we will begin to work on realizing the stated goal.

Now

Join our Whitelist

Whitelist spots are available, each allocated whitelist spot will be able to mint Arrested Punks during the 24-hour presale. Spaces on the list are reserved for early adopter and community contributors that help promote Arrested Punk on Twitter. Join our community today!

Mar 14th

Presale Begins

The whitelisted users will be given a 24-hour window to mint Arrested Punks. Any available after the presale window closes will be made available in the public sale.

Mar 15th

Public Sale Begins

After the presale window has closed, the remaining Arrested Punks are made available to mint. They will be available to all. The only place to mint an Arrested Punk is here, on the official website.

25%

Airdrop

Random airdrop of 25 Arrested Punks to early adopters and community contributors.

50%

The Store is Open

We launch a members-only store on this website with limited-edition shirts and hats as a reward for owners. Each item includes an Arrested Punk and an important message about prison reform. Fifty percent of all proceeds are donated to The Innocence Project.

100%

Arrested Kids NFT Collection is released

We will be launching a new Arrested Kids (AK) NFT collection with exclusive pre-sale access for Arrested Punk owners. Our hope is the Arrested Kids collection will put a spotlight on making reforms to keep kids as young as 8 from being in held in adult prison. Similar to Arrested Punks donation policy, Arrested Kids will be donating 50% from all sales to a cause that advocates for kids in prison.

FAQs

DM us on Twitter if you can't find an answer to your question.

Arrested Punks is a collection of 10,000 fictional punks that each represent a real-world person in prison for a crime they didn't commit.

March 15th 2022 @4pm UTC

An NFT stands for "Non-fungible token" and is a fancy term for a unique, digital item whose ownership is proven and managed by a blockchain.

There will be 10,000 unique Arrested Punk NFTs.

The mint and sale of each Arrested Punk creates an automatic donation to the Innocence Project, which is then used to get innocent people out of prison.

You can mint up to 10.

The price to mint is 0.08 ETH.

Yes

This is a second collection that will be released if 100% of Arrested Punks are minted. Arrested Punk NFT holders will gain exclusive pre-sale access to mint Arrested Kids as a thank you for being part of our community. The aim of Arrested Kids is to shed light on the number of kids serving serious prison time (often in adult prisons).

The Team

Pistachio

Founder, Artist, Developer, Manager

*Arrested Punks are in no way connected or affiliated with CryptoPunks or Larva Labs.