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There are more African Americans under correctional control today -- in prison or jail, on probation or parole -- than were enslaved in 1850, a decade before the Civil War began.
More than anything, Susan has created a place without judgment. She believes these women are worthwhile. She believes given opportunities and support, they will not return to prison. And, overwhelmingly, they don't.