An Underground Railroad For Women Coming Out of Prison

The path of ex-prison inmates can often be a dark one. It is difficult to reintegrate into society and find people willing to give you a second chance. This month’s story is from the LA Times by Gale Holland about a woman, Susan Burton, who had been in prison 6 times in 20 years and is now dedicating herself to preventing other women from following the same path with her organization “A NewWay of Life Re-entry Project.” Her group has “thrown a lifeline to about 1,000 other women to interrupt the incarceration cycle that held her for 20 years; the project operates homes to help women leaving prison get back on their feet.”

You can read more about this remarkable woman and the work she is doing here: Turning prison past into a life’s calling

This story is part of the monthly We Are The World Blogfest #WATWB. This month’s edition is hosted by  Shilpa Garg, Simon Falk, Mary J Giese, Dan Antion,  Damyanti Biswas.

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5 thoughts on “An Underground Railroad For Women Coming Out of Prison

  1. Dan Antion

    Thanks for joining us this month Deborah and for sharing this article. It’s how we treat the least of us that matters. It’s always good to see someone reaching out to people who need a helping hand. Without help, many of these women would surely end up back in prison.

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  2. dawnkinster

    Sounds like inmates in predominantly black prisons get less resources than those coming out of an institution in a white community. Doesn’t surprise me. We are not, after all, so advanced as some make us out to be.

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