Breaking the Cycle of Incarceration

Through Empowerment and Support

Our Mission:

Equip women to end the cycle of incarceration for themselves and their children.

Our Vision:

Every incarcerated woman in Texas has the opportunity to experience healing and genuine community while in prison and wrap-around residential reentry, mental health, and recovery support on her release.

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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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Happy 2024!!

We are so excited for 2024 and all the incredible things it has in store for us. We were able to finish 2023 strong with an incredible Reimagining the Future Event and for that we are incredibly grateful.

Thank you to all those who attended and gave at this event it is because of your involvement we were able to raise $36,000!

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Amplify Austin Day is I Live Here I Give Here’s signature program and the biggest giving event in Central Texas, raising $102.7 million for the local community since 2013. During a single 24-hour period, each year, in early March, residents across a seven-county region will come together to show their support.

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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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