Women are the fastest growing prison population worldwide and there are over 1.9 million individuals leaving women’s prisons and jails every year in the United States. This process of going back into the community — of reuniting with family, finding housing, securing a job — is known as “re-entry.”
In this episode of Columbia Race Talks we ask: what does the reentry experience actually look like? We hear from three formerly incarcerated women, who share their stories: Harmony Hope, DeAnna Hoskins, and Vivian Nixon.
All three women have personally experienced coming home, rebuilding, and ultimately thriving professionally. Today, they are leaders in the re-entry field, but behind their success are quiet stories of pain and perseverance and stories of life after incarceration that often go untold.
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Flugelman, Shira; Gadea Hawkins, Jessica; Hope, Harmony; Hoskins, DeAnna; Katz, Ailee; and Nixon, Vivian D., "CRT2 S1 Ep1: The Scarlet Letter of Incarceration: Barriers to Women’s Re-Entry" (2022). CRT2 Season 1. 2.