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Review for Action Committee For Women In Prison, Pasadena, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I first met Gloria Killian when I attended a Faces of Wrongful Conviction conference several years ago. She and several other exonerees told their stories. Gloria spent 17 years in prison for a crime she did not commit, and was ultimately exonerated and released into society. I imagine it would be tough to regain any semblance of normalcy after such an experience. But rather than feel sorry for herself after being the victim of such a travesty of justice, Gloria has dedicated her life to helping other women in prison. She does not limit her compassion to those who, like her, were innocent. She works for the rights of all prisoners, tirelessly advocating to the legislature and spreading the word to all who will listen about prison conditions and tremendous problems with the parole system.

Role:  Board Member & I joined the board so I could find ways to help Gloria continue her work.

Review for Action Committee For Women In Prison, Pasadena, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

After hearing Gloria Killian speak about her wrongful conviction and her experience as an exoneree, I began to attend ACWIP's monthly meetings. I learned about all of the concrete and tangible things this organization is doing for women in prison, like the Pen Pal project and the Christmas gift bags. I began to contribute in small ways and eventually became a board member. We have put on fundraisers including a production of the play "Prison of the Mind", which encouraged audience members to think about and discuss the various aspects of the death penalty. ACWIP is an amazing organization led by a truly extraordinary woman, Gloria Killian.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

Role:  Board Member & I helped organize fundraisers to support the various projects of ACWIP>.