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Why women go to prison? What happens to them once they are inside? What happens to their children?Where can they go once they get out? Women's Prison Association logo*** SPECIAL GUEST: Women's Prison Association, www.wpaonline.org. Sarah From is Director of Public Policy and Communications at the Women’s Prison Association (WPA), a direct service and advocacy non-profit in New York City. She has represented WPA in the media as a guest on WNYC’s Brian Lehrer Show, and in a range of publications including the New York Times, Ms., Salon.com, American Jails, and Child Welfare 360. ***SPECIAL GUEST: National Institute of Corrections, Prisons Division. (www.nicic.org). Maureen Buell is a Correctional Program Specialist with the National Institute of Corrections (NIC). She leads NIC’s Women Offender team initiative focusing on development and support of gender-responsive policy, procedure and practice within criminal justice. Assistance is provided to community corrections, jails and prison systems across the country interested in improving outcomes for the increasing number of women entering the criminal justice system. ***SPECIAL GUEST: National Women's Prison Association (www.nwpp-inc.com). Alfreda Robinson learned advocacy while serving a 10 year Federal sentence. She founded the National Women’s Prison Project in 2002. She was voted Baltimore’s Best Advocate in 2005. Her major goal is to “snatch the women out of the lion’s den” and show them a more excellent way.

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