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PPI board member Sarah Walker profiled in MN Women’s Press

by Leah Sakala, February 5, 2014

Sarah Walker

The Minnesota Women’s Press has published a wonderful profile of Sarah Walker, Prison Policy Initiative board member and founder of the Minnesota Second Chance Coalition.

Sarah tirelessly advocates to improve our criminal justice system, and her work includes projects to end prison gerrymandering, remove barriers to participation in our democratic process, promote gender-responsive justice policy, and overcome harmful racial disparities.

Congratulations, Sarah!

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