With major philanthropic support, The New Press has undertaken a collaborative effort with the re-entry program created and run by Susan Burton to place over 10,000 copies of Burton’s memoir in prisons, jails, re-entry programs, and community centers across the country. Written with Cari Lynn, Becoming Ms. Burton: From Prison to Recovery to Leading the Fight for Incarcerated Women chronicles Burton’s own years of incarceration followed by successful re-entry and activism.

Ai-Jen Poo, the executive director for the National Domestic Workers Alliance and author of The Age of Dignity: Preparing for the Elder Boom in a Changing America, shares her story on Cosmopolitan magazine.

I Was Meryl Streep’s "Plus One" at the Golden Globes
By Ai-Jen Poo
Jan 9, 2018

Sunday night I went to the Golden Globes. As Meryl Streep’s date.

The ACLU of New Jersey Successfully Challenges the New Jersey Correctional System’s Ban on Access to The New Jim Crow,Michelle Alexander’s Seminal Work on Race and Mass Incarceration  

Becoming Ms. Burton won the first Goddard Riverside Stephan Russo Book Prize for Social Justice this past October and was recently nominated for the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work—Biography/Autobiography.

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