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"Women Behind Bars Returning to the Community – Friends of Guest House"

Catherine Read's Read.Think.Act. blog "delves into the unique challenges of women who are incarcerated in Virginia’s jails and prisons and what they face when returning to their local communities ..." Read the story
PRISONER REENTRY IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA: A THREE-PART SERIES
Employment, housing, local programs and one man's journey from "homeless ex-offender" to small business owner: an overview by The Connection Newspapers. Parts I and II feature Friends of Guest House. … Read the stories
"Mothers in Prison: 'Prison got me sober, but it didn’t get me anywhere' "
"Of all America’s various policy missteps in my lifetime, perhaps the most catastrophic was mass incarceration. … [and] we have continued to increase the number of women behind bars." In-depth exploration by Nicholas Kristof, The New York Times.Read the story
"Women In Jail Are Fastest Growing Segment Of America’s Incarcerated Population"
"In 1970, there were fewer than 8,000 women in American jails. By 2014, that number had skyrocketed to nearly 110,000—making women in jails the fastest growing segment of America’s incarcerated population" (Huffington Post). Source: 2016 report by the Vera Institute of Justice & the Safety and Justice Challenge. Read news story - or - download full report or fact sheet.
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In Northern Virginia, Friends of Guest House helps women make the difficult transition from incarceration back into the community.

Friends of Guest House, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) public charity: Federal tax ID #51-0201327. Gifts to Guest House are tax-deductible as provided by law.

 

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