The Scarlet Letter of Incarceration: Barriers to Women’s Re-entry

Hawkins, Jessica; Flugelman, Shira; Katz, Ailee

Over 1.9 million individuals leave women’s prisons and jails every year in the US. This process of returning to the community is labeled “re-entry”. In this episode of CRT2, we ask - What does the re-entry experience actually look like for Black women? The stories shared with us by four formerly incarcerated women and a justice impacted girl illuminate the sometimes gut wrenching journey one must go through after incarceration and en route to freedom. Extra feature included. See more information at https://crt2.podcasts.library.columbia.edu .


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October 24, 2022


This episode's duration is: 29:36