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Steeda McGruder

Steeda and Malaysia: Re-Entry To Motherhood

Steeda Mcgruder was in prison when she was pregnant with her daughter Malaysia, and eventually gave birth to her while incarcerated. She then went in and out of jail, and after transforming her life and breaking the cycle of incarceration, is now running a support group through the county for recently released women as well.

POEM: Walk a Mile in Our Shoes

Steeda McGruder, founder of Sisters That Been There, shares the walk of, and freedom from, incarceration from the tales of the shoes women on the inside wear.

Steeda McGruder: On the Outs

The founder of Sisters That Been There hosted a card game at De-Bug last week. But it wasn't just any game of Spades, it was the game of cards her and her sisters she was locked up with would always say that would play one day, when they were on the outs.

Mail is the Life Line to a Sister That Been There

Before Christmas we sent out about 40 letters to women who are incarcerated locally here in Santa Clara County. After a New Year’s break, this is what I came back to — a desk full of letters in response to the holiday cheer we put out in hopes to inspire ...

Sisters That Been There: New Women's Peer Mentorship Program Offers Innovative Alternative to Incarceration

Stacey McGruder found her own transformation and freedom from incarceration by drawing on the strength and support of women around her. Now she is sharing her self-taught model to other women with the aim of reducing recidivism.
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