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 of Making Contact, women are 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.

Featured speakers/guests:

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.

Credits:

Host: Andrew Stelzer
Contributing Producer: Chris Moore-Backman
Producers: Andrew Stelzer, George Lavender
Executive Director: Lisa Rudman
Production Interns: Salima Hamirani, Lisa Bartfai
Web Editor: Irene Florez
Development Manager: Juanita Carroll Young
Organizational Volunteers: Dorian Roberts, Dan Turner, Larry Piltz, Barbara Barnett, Bansi Mehta.

ON Making Contact | July 18, 2013 | 12:30 pm

A New Way of Life and the New Underground Railroad

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 of Making Contact, women are 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.

Featured speakers/guests:

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.

Credits:

Host: Andrew Stelzer
Contributing Producer: Chris Moore-Backman
Producers: Andrew Stelzer, George Lavender
Executive Director: Lisa Rudman
Production Interns: Salima Hamirani, Lisa Bartfai
Web Editor: Irene Florez
Development Manager: Juanita Carroll Young
Organizational Volunteers: Dorian Roberts, Dan Turner, Larry Piltz, Barbara Barnett, Bansi Mehta.

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