Making Contact

Making Contact – A New Way of Life and the New Underground Railroad

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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, Women 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.

Featuring:
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.

More information:

A New Way of Life Re-Entry Project

The Sentencing Project


Formerly Incarcerated & Convicted Peoples Movement

Critical Resistance

Michelle Alexander-The New Jim Crow

Bringing Down the New Jim Crow

Articles & Videos:

Some Thoughts On Mercy, by Ross Gay

The Run On Sentence: Eddie Ellis on Life After Prison

“Susan” – a 20+ minute documentary about Susan Burton and A New Way of Life


Michelle Alexander, speech at Riverside Church

Combating Mass Incarceration – The Facts