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Policing & Incarceration

Since her release from prison 20 years ago, Pam Clifton has worked to provide more resources and support for other women leaving incarceration. Photos by Eli Imadali

On the day Pam Clifton was released from prison to a halfway house in Littleton, she was in possession of one pair of sweatpants, a box of paperwork and $3.18.  

It was 2002, and she had served almost four years on a drug charge. Being on the outside immediately overwhelmed her. Even the thought of walking into a 7-Eleven was terrifying; there were too many choices, too many bright lights. 

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