Women are the fastest growing incarcerated population in the U.S. While African-American women represent 14% of the general population, they are incarcerated at a rate of 3 times that amount. The two standards of law in America are well-documented in an amazing book by Susan Burton, Becoming Ms. Burton. The author documents her path out of poverty into prison by way of drug abuse and finally to recovery.  She is the founder of the reentry program, A New Way of Life and beacon of hope for millions of justice-involved women of color.

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