Returning Citizen

She’s out of prison after 17 ½ years. What does freedom feel like?

Anitria, who was incarcerated in Bedford Hills until 10 months before this conversation, talks about how freedom is complicated—from sleeping in a room without bars to learning to use the microwave to getting a driver’s license.

Passionate, articulate, and a great self-advocate, Anitria describes her mental health struggles and how she worked to advocate for mental health supports from inside prison.

Tune into the second episode of I’m Curious podcast. 


A special thank you to New Hour for Women & Children for introducing me to Anitria.

Learn more about their work providing meaningful support to women who are currently or formerly incarcerated and to their families by clicking here.

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