Getting Back on Track: The Viability of Online Learning for Formerly Incarcerated People

By: Allie Cooper


Compelling evidence suggests that eLearning may be a more effective way to reach the prison population and reduce recidivism.

“Even if it means fighting for the next 15 years, I’m going to fight.”

By: Christin


A New Way of Life’s 2020 policy fellow Stephanie Jeffcoat knows firsthand the cruelty of the foster care system, but she’s learning how to fight back, with the help of several ANWOL programs.

“When I paint, that’s my escape. It takes me to a whole other realm.”

By: Christin


Rikki Soria’s journey took her through some dark places before she was able to find light through her art.

Survivors Speak: turning pain into power

By: Christin


Each year, crime and trauma survivors gather at Survivors Speak, a two-day event sponsored by Alliance for Safety and Justice, to find healing together. More than 700 people […]

“I know my potential to create change.”

By: Christin


A New Way of Life is full of women with redemption stories. Women whose past traumas and their past crimes no longer define them. Former resident Angelique Evans […]

A chance at life for Uganda’s formerly incarcerated women

By: Christin


Susan is in Uganda this week helping NGO Wells of Hope set up safe housing for women leaving prison. She wrote this blog entry after visiting a women’s […]

ANWOL heads to Uganda

By: Christin


ANWOL is taking its model abroad! Just weeks after leading SAFE Housing Network‘s first replication training in December, our founder, Susan Burton, traveled to Kampala at the beginning of […]

Susan Burton’s Prison Book Tour: Federal Correctional Institution, Aliceville, AL

By: Susan


I visited the Federal Correctional Institution in Aliceville, Alabama in July. Miss Alice Johnson had recently been released from there after Donald Trump commuted her sentence, and the […]

Finding Hope in Earth and Sun

By: Christin


On Sequarier McCoy’s vision board, where she pins her dreams as well as visual depictions of who she is and wants to become, there’s a picture of open […]

Part 2: Susan Burton’s Prison Book Tour: Wrightsville-Hawkins Men’s Unit, Arkansas

By: Susan


Part 2: Susan Burton’s Prison Book Tour: Wrightsville-Hawkins Men’s Unit, Arkansas While I was in Arkansas I visited the men’s side of the Wrightsville-Hawkins Unit, where they also […]

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