Women who have spent time in prison, often have a much harder time reentering into society than men do. There is much stigma placed on women who have spent time in prison and they have been separated from their children, family, friends and support groups. Many of these women suffer from depression, ill-health and mental health.
The Females Reentering Empowering Each Other, known as I’m FREE, works with women who have been incarcerated in Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey in helping them to self-sustaining lifestyles. The organization offers year-long residential training to assist women who have recently been released from the judicial system and are members of the Council for Returning Citizens at Resources for Human Development.