Women In Prison
Women Out of Prison
Women Out of Prison is a multimedia journalism project created by the New York University News & Documentary graduate program class of 2009-2010. Special thanks to the women of WORTH for participating in this project.
Women Out of Prison: Family
After a drug binge which ended in a domestic dispute, Brunilda Rivera lost custody of her son Brandon, age 8. Now, they are reunited and have repaired their relationship, but they have come a long way. By: Leon Hung and
Women Out of Prison: Faith Based Drug Treatment
Alternatives to incarceration provide treatment for non-violent drug offenders. A look at Brooklyn Teen Challenge, one of a growing segment of the ATI community faith-based programs. By: Stacey Libokmeto and Andrew Hongo.
Women Out of Prison: Foster Care
Janet Taveras has been struggling with drug addiction and recidivism since she was 19. Now she is battling to regain custody of her youngest son, Julian. By: Annie Deitz and Becky Flaum.
Women Out of Prison: Drug Abuse and Crime
Domestic violence and sexual abuse lead Elizabeth Leslie and Carole Eady to drug addiction and incarceration. After fighting back to overcome adversity, they are now able to give back and help others. By: Weier Ge and Jialing Zhang.
Women Out of Prison: Employment
Finding a job on the outside is one of the hardest tasks for formerly incarcerated women. Mayra Collado tells her story of the long road to reentering the job market. By: France Costrel and Yara Costa.
Women Out of Prison: Housing
Women out of prison often face homelessness upon their return to the society. In this city, one out of every three homeless people staying in the public shelters is formally incarcerated. And without a stable home, more than two-thirds of these individuals are rearrested within three years. By: Ethan Yuanchen Liu.