Ex-Inmates Helping to Transform Prison Into Building for Women and Girls

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Photos by Karen Savage

Although Bayview was closed in 2012, signs of the women’s prison remain on Sunday.

“They can walk through the building a thousand times, but when they walk through it with somebody that had to live here, that was incarcerated here, it’s a different vibe,” Cheryl Wilkins said, adding that an advisory committee comprised of formerly incarcerated women regularly meets with NoVo Foundation representatives to plan for the building’s future . . .

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