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Susan Burton

Burton is the founder and executive director of A New Way of Life, a nonprofit that provides sober housing
and other support to formerly incarcerated women. She is nationally known as an advocate for restoring basic
civil and human rights to those who have served time. Burton was a winner of AARP’s prestigious Purpose
Prize and has been a Starbucks® "Upstander," a CNN Top 10 Hero, a Soros Justice Fellow, and a Women’s
Policy Institute Fellow at the California Wellness Foundation. Her most recent book is "Becoming Ms. Burton:
From Prison to Recovery to Leading the Fight for Incarcerated Women." She lives in Los Angeles.