6 African American Women Making Their Way As Social Entrepreneurs

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Ameca Reali and Adrienne Wheeler saw the problems with the Louisiana criminal justice system, with the highest incarceration rate in the country. Rather than standing on the sidelines, they got involved and formed the Justice and Accountability Center of Louisiana.

These two go-getters brought together a group of unlikely allies including attorneys, those formerly incarcerated and advocates, to examine the current issues plaguing the Louisiana prison system. With their organization, they provide valuable services to the newly incarcerated by facilitating access to files and legal support, while working with various constituencies to improve the Louisiana criminal justice system.

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