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Truth Be Told is a 501(c)(3) non-profit service organization.

Our Mission

Provide transformational programs through self-discovery for women who are or have been incarcerated resulting in increased self-worth, accountability, and positive contributions to society.

Our Vision

A society where all justice involved women are restored to integrity, thereby breaking the cycle of incarceration.

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1 month ago
Prison Education and the Freedom to Create Art

To our amazing team of volunteer facilitators who track hundreds of hours and log hundreds of miles every year to hold safe space for creative artistic expression behind bars at women's correctional ... See more

Guest post contributed by Shyla Maskell, who is being released from Suffolk County House of Correction today.   Many people rightly believe prison education reduces the recidivism rate and gi…

1 month ago
Sisterhood for Good | Bonfire

We are THRILLED to announce that Sara Hickman — celebrated singer-songwriter, producer and self-dubbed "creative elf" — designed this awesome T-shirt and 100% of her profit will be donated to ... See more

So many women doing so many things to make their communities stronger, healthier, happier!. This is my first campaign on this sisterhood page to help support one of the...

2 months ago
Prison Reform

Music/film icon David Byrne himself authored this piece on prison reform on his website, ReasonsToBeCheerful.world. (Indisputable evidence that criminal justice reform is A THING, y'all. 😉)

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Most countries’ prison systems are failures—the rate of recidivism is abysmal. In the US, 76.6 percent of prisoners end up back in prison within five years of their release. Does this mean ... See more

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