Women In Reentry: Overcoming Emotional Deprivation and Vulnerability

Incarceration is traumatic. For women it’s particularly emotionally damaging. I guess if it’s true that women are emotional creatures by nature that would explain the damages to some extent. We do know that women are nurturers by nature. When women are in prison they are deprived of the opportunity to nurture their children, spouses and even their pets. Continue reading

Reentry and Job Retention: Getting a job and learning to hold onto one after leaving prison

It was a little over two years ago when I was released from Federal Prison after serving 18 years. I was 19 years old when I became incarcerated. My reentry process has been an amazing journey. I have a career in the field of reentry. I’m a college student at a pretty prominent University in Washington, D.C. I have a car (It’s ten years old, but runs pretty good) and it’s kinda cute. Continue reading