Google Stories is a service that allows you to look through the photo and personal stories of people who were incarcerated at one of over 3,000 facilities in the United States.
Google is developing this because it wants to give a more human face to those behind bars.
This app allows users to not just see their stories, but also share thoughts about them on Twitter or Facebook.
It also allows readers to share photos of stories that are meaningful and to ask questions about life behind bars.
This app has allowed the public to read through hundreds of thousands of stories, with some posts having tens of thousands of views.
The website was launched in November 2011 by Smith's nonprofit organization, Women Innovating Now.
It was developed in partnership with Michael Lattin, a professor at George Mason University's School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution
Who helped launch George Mason University's Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution. The website is hosted by Google Web Designer.
Smith said that she developed the idea for this project by wondering what it would take for people to get a better understanding of prisons and those who are in them.
Smith went on to say that "We put out the call for stories, and we got a response from hundreds of prisoners from almost every state".
The site is set up in a blog-like format, which allows anyone with an Internet connection to see the stories and share them. It is updated each Monday so that there is a constant flow of stories.
The work of Smith and Lattin was awarded Social Good Summit's 2012 Innovation in Social Innovation Award.
Previously, Smith had worked on a program called Technology for Convicts at the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ).
That program aimed to use technology to reduce recidivism and improve rehabilitation among prisoners.