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A Woman on the Outside

Season 12 Episode 2 | 1hr 23m 50s

After watching nearly every man in her life disappear into prison, Kristal Bush channels her struggle into reuniting other Philadelphia families divided by incarceration. But when her father and brother come home after decades behind bars, she confronts the greatest challenge yet - can she unite her own family without losing herself?

Aired: 03/27/24 | Expires: 09/27/24
Major funding for America ReFramed provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Funding provided by the MacArthur Foundation, the Wyncote Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Extras
A family acts to rectify a systemic wrong after a mentally ill loved one's incarceration.
A family acts to rectify a systemic wrong after a mentally ill loved one's incarceration.
For 24 hours, Stevie Walker-Webb is in "solitary confinement" to show its inhumanity.
Two brothers, one on the inside, share their hopes and dreams after incarceration.
Stevie Walker-Webb shares his hopes and fears for incarcerated people with mental illness.
A filmmaker chronicles his journey beyond walls after being incarcerated at San Quentin.
A filmmaker chronicles his journey beyond walls after being incarcerated at San Quentin.
An incarcerated man sees a second chance on the outside for himself and his family.
A conversation with WHAT THESE WALLS WON'T HOLD's Adamu Chan.
Rahsaan Thomas talks about incarceration and why people get involved in crime.
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