It was my great fortune be introduced to “The Slumber Party from Hell,” an eye-opening memoir written by Sue Ellen Allen, who served 7 years in an Arizona prison, starting at the age of 57. This book shows us what really happens in prison. This book explains why people come out worse than they went in.
Sue Ellen described re-entry as: “Being shot out of a cannon into a brick wall.” What did she mean? We will meet three people who worked with Sue Ellen Allen and her ReInventing ReEntry program, created after her release from the Perrysville Prison in Arizona. This amazing program helps to raise awareness of the extreme challenges of re-entry for people leaving prison.
Shamia Lodge, ShaRon Rea, and Douglas Reed will share about their profound experience of Sue Ellen and the programs they are committed to moving forward in her memory.