Susan Burton

Susan Burton is the founder and executive director of A New Way of Life, a nonprofit that provides sober housing and other support to formerly incarcerated women. She is nationally known as an advocate for restoring basic civil and human rights to those who have served time. Burton was a winner of AARP’s prestigious Purpose Prize and has been a Starbucks® “Upstander,” a CNN Top 10 Hero, a Soros Justice Fellow, and a Women’s Policy Institute Fellow at the California Wellness Foundation. She is the co-author, with Cari Lynn, of Becoming Ms. Burton (The New Press). She lives in Los Angeles.

News and Reviews

Los Angeles Review of Books

“Valuable… [like Michelle] Alexander’s The New Jim Crow, Nell Bernstein’s Burning Down the House, and Bryan Stevenson’s Just Mercy.

Susan Burton, founder of A New Way of Life Re-Entry Project and author of the forthcoming book 

Books by Susan Burton

Becoming Ms. Burton
From Prison to Recovery to Leading the Fight for Incarcerated Women

Susan Burton, Cari Lynn