Susan: Rebuilding A New Way of Life for Women and Children After Incarceration

Susan Burton, founder of A New Way of Life Reentry Project

This week’s episode of The 1 Girl Revolution Podcast features Susan Burton, founder of A New Way of Life Reentry Project. A New Way of Life Reentry Project provides housing, case management, pro bono legal services, advocacy and leadership development for women (and their children) rebuilding their lives after prison. Susan was incarcerated six times herself, so she knows the struggles and tribulations that women (and their families) face coming out of incarceration. Women are the fastest growing population in jail and prison, and 80% of incarcerated women have children. Currently 2.7 million children in the U.S have a parent who is incarcerated and statistics show that children of incarcerated parents are 7 times more likely to enter the criminal justice system. 

A New Way of Life is working to lower the recidivism rate, to support women so they and their children can break the cycle of incarceration, and they’re working to rebuild a new way of life and move forward beyond incarceration. 

In this episode, you’ll hear:

  • ⁠Susan’s powerful personal life story; 
  • What Susan experienced while incarcerated and what she experienced when she got out;
  • Susan’s story of how she founded A New Way of Life Reentry Project and you’ll hear all about the incredible work that they do;
  • Stories of the women and children that A New Way of Life has worked with through the years;
  • About Susan’s book “Becoming Ms. Burton” and about the “Justice on Trial” Film Festival;  
  • And so much more.


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Susan and the A New Way of Life family

For more information on A New Way of Life Reentry Project, please visit their website. Follow A New Way of Life on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter

For more information on the “Justice on Trial” Film Festival, please visit the Festival website

For more on Susan Burton, to invite her to speak, and/or to order her book, please visit Susan’s website

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