Mother’s Day 2021

By: Bonnie Amos


All mothers, regardless of incarceration status, deserve an opportunity to bond with their children. Many of the residents at A New Way of Life are mothers with a […]

Voter Guide: Prop 17 and Prop 25

By: Danny Deza


In California, many of us this week have received our ballots in the mail, all but ready to be marked with the voice of change. On this year’s […]

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 1: Susan Burton’s Prison Book Tour: McPherson & Wrightsville-Hawkins Units, Arkansas

By: Susan


Part 1: Susan Burton’s Prison Book Tour: McPherson & Wrightsville-Hawkins Units, Arkansas My interest in visiting Arkansas came after a woman named Colleen wrote to me about her […]

Ban the Box: What You Need to Know

By: Michael


I sat down today with our Community Organizer, Amber Rose Howard, to talk about “Ban the Box,” officially known as the Fair Chance Hiring Ordinance. As its name […]

Residents Presented with Gifts from Lincoln Memorial

By: Michael


As the holidays approach, we’ve had the privilege of being honored so generously by a number of great organizations. Just yesterday, representatives from the Lincoln Memorial Congregational Church […]

ANWOL Champion: Pavithra Menon

By: Michael


Pavithra Menon first became familiar with A New Way of Life by volunteering at our legal clinics as a UCLA Law student. She loved helping out and working […]

Passing the Torch: 2016 Gala & Beyond

By: Michael


Associate Director Tiffany Johnson shares her thoughts on the 2016 Gala and the organization’s direction moving forward       I sat down today with our Associate Director […]

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