The Spokesman-Review recently published an article highlighting Layne Pavey’s work on behalf of felons facing the challenges of reentry. Despite an affluent upbringing and a successful college career, Pavey was incarcerated for 20 months following a felony drug conviction. After her release she was shocked by the variety of barriers felons must face when reentering society. Even with a 4.0 GPA employers rejected her applications time and again based on her conviction. Pavey eventually formed an advocacy group that lead to a successful “Ban the Box” campaign in Spokane. Her many other projects include sponsoring halfway houses, organizing and lobbying for legislative change and raising awareness about the need to eliminate other unnecessary barriers for successful reentry. We are proud to have Layne and I Did the Time as our partners in Educating, Motivating and Liberating our justice-involved community!

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