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

By: Christin

19-Jun-2019

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

25-Apr-2019

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

07-Mar-2019

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

10-Jan-2019

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

07-Jan-2019

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

12-Nov-2018

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

09-Oct-2018

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

23-Jul-2018

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 […]

Susan Burton’s Prison Book Tour: Swannanoa Correctional Center for Women, Black Mountain, NC

By: Susan

30-May-2018

Susan Burton’s Prison Book Tour: Swannanoa Correctional Center for Women, Black Mountain, NC Earlier this month, I visited over 400 women at Swannanoa Correctional Center for Women in […]

‘This is what public safety looks like’: Survivors Speak 2018

By: Michael

02-May-2018

‘This is what public safety looks like’: Survivors Speak 2018 Survivors Speak California is an annual convention where hundreds of crime survivors from across California gather at the […]

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