- In a moving essay for the Nation, prison reform expert Michelle Alexander introduces the world to Susan Burton.
- In Los Angeles, Burton — who cycled in and out of the criminal justice system for years after her son was accidentally run over by an LAPD officer, the Nation essay explained — founded an organization called A New Way of Life, which provides housing and support services to people who’ve been recently released from prison.
- Many of those people are women, who often have to navigate a stifling bureaucracy in order to get their lives on track and keep their families together.
- Burton is on the front lines with these women and their families, operating a network of “safe houses” to house women who can’t find other places to live. Read more (5/15/17)