Sprouts:A New Way of Life: Re-Entry After Prison 
Series: Title: Sub-title:
Sprouts  A New Way of Life: Re-Entry After Prison   
Producer: Program type: Broadcast Restrictions:
Sprouts  Weekly Program  For non-profit use only. 
Summary: Featured speakers/guests:
This radio documentary weaves together the voices of:
Susan Burton, , founder and Director of A New Way of Life Re-Entry Project in Los Angeles , a residential program for women returning home from prisons and jails, offering shelter, safety, leadership, and support to those seeking to rebuild their lives.

of Michelle Alexander, acclaimed author The New Jim Crow, the best-selling study of the U.S. system of mass incarceration. Alexander points to Susan Burton's reentry program as a model for the kind of bold initiative needed to build what she calls a "new underground railroad" -- a network of families, faith communities, and organizations dedicated to providing desperately needed support and love to people at risk of incarceration, families with loved ones behind bars, and people returning home from prison.
Also included are the voices of five residents of A New Way of Life.

This show seamlessly incorporating plaintive music and insightful narration. It shows the human face of those our society stigmatizes as "criminals," "felons," and "offenders," and sheds light on the tremendous hurdles they face upon release from prison, including the most basic and fundamental tasks of securing housing, work, and sobriety. It features interviews and ambient audio recorded on site at A New Way of Life Reentry Project, and ties the emergence of the "new underground railroad" to the overarching movement to end mass incarceration.
Susan Burton, Founder and Director of A New Way of Life Re-Entry Project; Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow; Alika Savage, Yolanda Brown, Renee Levi, Maisha Bailey, Sabrayiah DeMoss, Samantha Jenkins, A New Way of Life residents  
Notes: Credits:
Sprouts is a weekly program that features local radio production and stories from many radio stations and local media groups around the world. It is produced in collaboration with community radio stations and independent producers across the country.

The program is coordinated and distributed by Pacifica Radio and offered free of charge to all radio stations.

For information, or if you would like to feature your work on Sprouts, contact Ursula Ruedenberg at ursula@pacifica.org. 
Produced by Chris Moore-Backman, KZFR Community Radio, Chico, California.

Music: "Blackout" and "The Moment I Need You" by Stray Theories, written and recorded by Micah Templeton-Wolfe; "Calm Down" by Loney Dear. 
Governance / Law | Human Rights  
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Transcript, Announcer Script Location Recorded Release Date Language
View Script    09-14-2016  English 
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sprouts  128Kbps mp3 (26.55MB) Mono 
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