What Women Need After Prison

Following the death of her son, Susan Burton struggled with drugs for 15 years – an addiction that resulted in multiple prison stints. Once she finally got clean, she founded A New Way of Life, an organization that supports former female inmates. She joins us to talk about the impact incarceration has on people – and about the challenges of re-entering society – which she writes about in “Becoming Ms. Burton: from Prison to Recovery to Leading the Fight for Incarcerated Women” (The New Press).