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A New Way of Life and the New Underground Railroad


Susan Burton

Susan Burton, A New Way of Life Re-Entry Project executive director and founder

The alternatives to prison are few and far between.  And after serving time, the options for getting back on your feet are even worse.  Finding food, a job and a place to live with a criminal record can become an almost impossible task.  On this edition, Women building their own support network after being released from prison. We’ll hear “A New Way of Life and the New Underground Railroad” a documentary by Chris-Moore Backman.

Featuring: Susan Burton, A New Way of Life Re-Entry Project executive director and founder; Michelle Alexander, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness author; Alika Savage, Yolanda Brown, Renee Levi, Maisha Bailey, Sabrayiah DeMoss, Samantha Jenkins, A New Way of Life residents.

For More Information:
A New Way of Life Re-Entry Project
The Sentencing Project
Formerly Incarcerated & Convicted Peoples Movement
Critical Resistance
Michelle Alexander-The New Jim Crow
Bringing Down the New Jim Crow

Articles & Videos
Some Thoughts On Mercy, by Ross Gay
The Run On Sentence: Eddie Ellis on Life After Prison
“Susan” – a 20+ minute documentary about Susan Burton and A New Way of Life
Michelle Alexander, speech at Riverside Church
Combating Mass Incarceration – The Facts


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  1. Loved it Thanks for making it available.

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  2. Thank you for sharing these stories and highlighting this critical need in our country and society. So grateful to Susan Burton for passing it on!

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