Jamie is FREE

And we’ve had an amazing couple of weeks catching up with loved ones and moving our project forward!! Jamie was able to go back to San Francisco to acquire her medication. She is now back in Las Vegas to begin the process of her interstate compact, which will ultimately get her back to Cali. In the meantime, we are committed to keeping our home and project going!

We met with the Nevada Department of Corrections yesterday and we are WORKING TOGETHER to keep After Orange: Halfway Home going. Partnering with the local and state government is a key solution to transforming the prison culture in our country and we are SO EXCITED to partner with the state and create solutions together!! It will still take time to submit contracts and take the next steps to get funding for our home…that’s where you come in!! If you’ve thought about sharing or contributing to our campaign, now is the time!! We are so close to being self sufficient and any help we get right now will help us stay afloat until we can solidify this partnership. Please help spread the word and keep After Orange: Halfway Home alive and thriving!! THANK YOU for all of your support!! We couldn’t do this without you!!

https://www.gofundme.com/after-orange-halfway-home

CBS Investigates: Bureaucratic Red Tape

Vanessa Murphy with CBS Action News 8 investigates our home and the parole problem in Las Vegas.  Continue reading “CBS Investigates: Bureaucratic Red Tape”

Finding Forgiveness

By Samantha Elwell

Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.
– Colossians 3:13 NIV

As District Attorney Steven B. Wolfson said at my graduation from HOPE for Prisoners, “we all make mistakes”. I have definitely made a few in my life and by the grace of God I was saved by Reno Police department and sent to prison at FMWCC. Continue reading “Finding Forgiveness”

What Do Female Prisoners Want Most?

By Cassandra Hein

To celebrate International Women’s Day, my sister Jamie and I partnered with Holliday Health Group to conduct a survey at Florence McClure Women’s Correctional Center (FMWCC).  We wanted to see what was most important to female prisoners, as they are often ignored by our society.  Continue reading “What Do Female Prisoners Want Most?”

After Orange: Halfway Home

By Cassandra Hein

After Orange: Halfway Home is a transitional home for women getting out of prison and jail in Las Vegas, Nevada. http://www.afterorange.org/

My sister Jamie and I grew up in a loving home with loving parents. We weren’t exposed to the judicial system throughout our childhood. When Jamie was sentenced to 10-25 years in prison, we had no idea what to expect. Continue reading “After Orange: Halfway Home”

The Parole Problem In Las Vegas

Getting A State License for a Transitional Living Facility (TLF)

By: Cassandra Hein

On January 22nd, 2017, Sean Whaley of the Nevada Review Journal reported that Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval is ‘pursuing creative solutions to a potential prison overcrowding challenge…including $2.7 million in funds’.  The article reveals that ‘Nevada has the fewest parole releases to the community per-inmate population in the country.’  I commend the governor for taking action to solve the transitional problem in the state of Nevada.  Continue reading “The Parole Problem In Las Vegas”