restoration to women through
trauma-informed prison programs.
are the link between prison culture
and a culture of honor.
community in female-specific strategies
to reduce recidivism.
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INTRODUCTION TO PORTAL HOUSTON
Women are the fastest growing segment of the prison population, yet they are mostly low-level, non-violent offenders. Women’s crimes are driven by unhealed trauma, socio-economic problems, and substance use disorders.
Women are not in prison because they are all bad people. They are there because they were in pain, took a wrong turn, and their lives spiraled out of control. Portal Houston saw the need, and has developed gender-specific programs to meet women’s criminogenic needs.