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Susan Burton, founder of A New Way of Life Reentry Project, an organization that helps formerly incarcerated women in California find housing, lists the nearly insurmountable hurdles women face when they leave the criminal justice system. Here, Susan explains how the economy is burdened by the amount of money spent on corrections and advocates for prison reform.
“It’s striking to me how we can spend $75,000 a year to lock a woman like me up, and then we send her back to the community with $200, no ID, no Social Security card, nowhere to live, and expect her to make it. It’s impossible.”
– Susan Burton
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