After spending nearly two decades in prison, Susan Burton — author of Becoming Ms. Burton — founded a non-profit that supports formerly incarcerated women.

Located in Los Angeles, A New Way of Life provides housing, case management, pro bono legal services, job opportunities and reconnects mothers with their children after prison.

Earlier this morning, Marty Moss-Coane asked Jean Friedman-Rudovsky, project editor of The Reentry Project, if there are programs set up in Pennsylvania prisons that help people with reentry.

“There actually a ton of very effective solutions being put into place,” Friedman-Rudovsky said. “I think part of the problem is they’re scattered and sort of labyrinth.”

“The day to day of what a lot of people have to deal with when they’re coming out with probation and parole is just remarkable. Between having mandatory meetings with their parole officers, they have group therapy, they have anger management. It’s much more effective when they’re wrapped around case management.”

To hear more reentry solutions, listen to the full conversation on Radio Times.