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Our story began with someone living through an experience they wanted to change. 


Evolution of the Prison Reform Project: New Chapter Begins

In 2021, Clyde Beasley, embarked on a mission that would redefine his life's purpose and lead to the creation of the Prison Reform Project. His journey began with a personal battle, showcasing resilience and determination in the face of adversity.

Having spent a considerable portion of his life behind bars, Clyde's experiences fueled a passion for justice reform. His own legal struggles ignited a fervor to address systemic issues within the criminal justice system, inspiring him to establish the Prison Reform Project as a beacon of change.

Clyde wanted to ensure those released who suffer from homelessness, joblessness and mental health issues receive the assistance they need to be productive and not return to prison.

Motivated by personal experiences and a profound desire for positive change, Clyde Beasley founded the organization to address the flaws and injustices he witnessed within the prison system. His journey, marked by resilience, innovation, and a commitment to justice, epitomizes the transformative power of one individual's determination to make a difference in the lives of others. 

Founded in 2021 by Clyde Beasley, the Prison Reform Project has been a catalyst for positive change within the criminal justice system. Clyde's vision and dedication steered the organization toward impactful reforms and advocacy.


As of today, Clyde Beasley has passed the torch, and a new era begins with Anasa Cooper at the helm. Anasa, the new CEO/Director, brings a wealth of experience and a commitment to innovation. Under her leadership, the Prison Reform Project looks forward to exploring new and groundbreaking initiatives, ensuring the organization continues to be a force for positive transformation in the realm of justice reform and reentry. The legacy of Clyde Beasley lives on as the project evolves into a new chapter of innovation and impact.

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