Breaking the  Cycle

Breaking the

We believe all women should be given the chance to heal from their trauma in order to break free from the cycle of incarceration.

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Women in Texas prisons are released back into the communities where they did their crime with $50 and a bus ticket. Studies show that 2 out of 3 people released from prison are rearrested, and more than 50% are incarcerated again within three years of being released.

For the past 30 years, the number of women incarcerated in America has grown exponentially, increasing at nearly twice the rate of men’s incarceration. With only five percent of the world’s female population, the U.S. accounts for nearly 30 percent of the world’s incarcerated women. More women are incarcerated in Texas than in any other state in the country.

Truth Be Told is helping to stop the cycle of incarceration. We provide opportunities for personal growth and healing through our prison, jail, and reentry programs. Creativity, effective communication and community-building skills can give previously incarcerated women and their children a chance to start a new life of benefit to all Texas communities.


of people released from prison in the U.S. are incarcerated again within three years of being released.


of incarcerated women in Texas are mothers. On any given day, more than 2 million children in the U.S. have a parent in jail or prison.


of our graduates remain free 3 years after incarceration. 3 years is the benchmark for success in breaking the cycle of re-incarceration.

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Every dollar makes a difference in helping Truth Be Told reimagine justice for women. Through programs that weave together elements of restorative justice, healing through storytelling, life skills and self-care tools, Truth Be Told empowers women to break free from the imprisoning narrative of past trauma and abuse.

Truth Be Told is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Our tax ID number is 42-1558329. All donations made to Truth Be Told are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

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Reimagining The Future

Fundraising Event benefitting Truth Be Told

Join us for an unforgettable evening of hope and transformation on Friday, December 8th, 2023.