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“Burton is a prison reform activist who, after a revolving door prison experience, now runs a non-profit helping women released from prison” Susan Burton & A New Way Of Life 


“A New Way of Life Reentry Project’s Founder, Susan Burton, Wins Honors” Ebony’s Power 100 for 2017 


“Goddard Riverside Stephan Russo Book Prize for Social Justice” goes to  “Activist Susan Burton”


“Sojourner Truth Radio:” A New Way of Life’s Susan Burton “Becoming Ms. Burton: From Prison to Recovery to Leading the Fight for Incarcerated Women.” After cycling in and out of the criminal justice system for nearly 15 years, Susan Burton gained her freedom and sobriety.”


Los Angeles “Wave” (Wave, Los Angeles) “South Los Angeles resident Susan Burton found herself caught up in the prison system following the tragic death of her 5-year-old son, who was killed after being hit by a van driving down their street.


WDET-FM “DETROIT TODAY” (NPR, DETROIT) “Author Discusses Her Time in and out of Prison


WGN-TV “WGN MORNING NEWS” (CHICAGO) “Susan Burton: From Prison to Recovery


KTLA-TV “KTLA MORNING NEWS” (LA) “Becoming Ms. Burton: From Prison to Recovery to Leading the Fight for Incarcerated Women


KERA-FM “THINK” (DALLAS, NPR) “What Women Need After Prison


WHYY-FM “RADIO TIMES” (PHILLY, NPR) “Women and reentry


WNYC-FM “LEONARD LOPATE SHOW” (NYC, NPR) “Susan Burton’s Path from Prison to Recovery



“KALW-FM “YOUR CALL” (SF) “
Your Call: What one woman’s journey can teach us about reforming the US prison system



“NEWS ONE NOW’ (SYNDICATED) “
The Effects of Mass Incarceration on Women


C-SPAN “BOOK TV” “Becoming Ms. Burton


DEMOCRACY NOW! ““Repair the Damage from the Drug War”: Susan Burton on A New Way of Life to End Mass Incarceration


COMEDY CENTRAL “THE DAILY SHOW” “SUSAN BURTON – FIGHTING FOR INCARCERATED WOMEN IN “BECOMING MS. BURTON” – EXTENDED INTERVIEW


PBS “TAVIS SMILEY” “Founder and Executive Director Susan Burton


NPR “MARKETPLACE” “Susan Burton’s fight to stop a cycle of ‘institutional abuse’


NPR “FRESH AIR” “After 6 Prison Terms, A Former Inmate Helps Other Women Rebuild Their Lives


“Clockshop” “Audio of A Sunday Afternoon with Susan Burton & LA Supervisor Shelia Kuehl
Clock Shop, 2780 W. Casitas Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90039 Sunday, July 9th


“Wave Newspapers, Los Angeles” “Susan Burton seeks new life for once-incarcerated women
Written by: Dennis J. Freeman, Contributing Writer, Published June 30, 2017


“Los Angeles Review of Books” “An Arduous but Triumphant Journey
By Elaine Elinson, LARB  • Published June 21, 2017


“USA Today” “From rape victim to grieving mom to 21st century Harriet Tubman
Jayne O’Donnell , USA TODAY  • Published June 14, 2017


“KALW 91.7 FM” “Your Call: What one woman’s journey can teach us about reforming the US prison system
Local Public Radio in San Francisco • By Ali Budner & Renee Kemp • Jun 6, 2017


Susan Burton, “The American who overcame crack addiction and today helps former inmates rebuild their lives.”
Alessandra Corrêa  –  From Winston-Salem (USA) to BBC Brazil, June 2, 2017


Tidbits” “Michelle Alexander in conversation with Susan Burton – New York – May 19 Wednesday May 19th, 2017


Democracy Now!” “Repair the Damage from the Drug War: Susan Burton on A New Way of Life to End Mass Incarceration Wednesday May 19th, 2017


Democracy Now!” “Michelle Alexander: We Must Respond Forcefully & Challenge Jeff Sessions’s New War on Drugs Wednesday May 19th, 2017


WHYY Public Media “RadioTimes with Marty Moss-Coane” Wednesday May 17th, 2017


Fresh Air with Terry GrossAfter 6 Prison Terms, A Former Inmate Helps Other Women Rebuild Their Lives” May 16th, 2017


Truthout” “From Revolving Door to Re-Entry: An Interview With Susan Burton” May 14th, 2017 By Victoria Law


The Nation.” “What I Learned From Susan Burton, a Modern-Day Harriet Tubman” Reading her life story will change the way you view the world.
By Michelle Alexander May 11th, 2017


MARKETPLACE” “One woman’s fight to stop a cycle of ‘institutional abuse’
By Kai Ryssdal and Maria Hollenhorst
May 09th, 2017


The New York Times” “A Modern-Day Harriet Tubman
Nicholas Kristof
MAY 4th, 2017


Publisher’s Weekly” “Author Profile” May 1st 2017


Essence Magazine” “Feature” May 2017


“C-Span” Prisoner Rehabilitation Nneka Jones Tapea, the executive director of the Cook County Department of Corrections, and Susan Burton, the founder and executive director of A New Way of Life Reentry project, discussed the challenges facing those re-entering society. November 12, 2015


“C-Span” Prison Incarceration Rates Panelists, including ex-convicts and a former prison warden, talked about the large and growing number of people incarcerated in America. They discussed reasons for the large numbers and the increase, and strategies to deal with the problems. September 16, 2014


“C-Span” Gender and Incarceration, A panel of advocates for the rights of incarcerated women discussed that women were the fasted growing group of incarcerated people in the United States. December 31, 2013