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. She 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, and she is the co-author, with Cari Lynn, of Becoming Ms. Burton (The New Press). She lives in Los Angeles.
An Arduous but Triumphant Journey
Elaine Elinson on Susan Burton and Cari Lynn's "Becoming Ms. Burton: From Prison to Recovery to Leading the Fight for Incarcerated Women."...