Donna Hylton

Donna Hylton is a community health advocate for Coming Home, a program that addresses the medical and psychosocial needs of formerly incarcerated people during the transition from prison or jail back into the community, at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital in New York City. In this capacity, Donna identifies and addresses the needs of individuals transitioning home from prison and jail. Donna is also an active member of the Coalition for Women Prisoners, a statewide alliance of individuals and organizations dedicated to reforming the criminal justice system as it affects women, children, and communities. Donna spent 27 years in prison, where she was a key member of the Coalition’s Violence Against Women Committee on the Inside. Since coming home she has participated in numerous panel discussions and public presentations, and has attended multiple lobby days with legislators in Albany. Donna is also an advocate with STEPS to End Family Violence, the state’s only Alternative to Incarceration Program for su

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