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Samara's Story

From Incarcerated to Advocate and Scholar

Samara is a 64 yr old formerly incarcerated client that MJA volunteers helped successfully achieve release in October of 2022. She is now a seminary student working towards her masters degree and is a fellow of the Women’s Justice institute. Having served 34+ years of incarceration, Samara holds an insider's perspective on receiving healthcare inside the Illinois Department of Corrections.