As we at OJPC work in prisons and with incarcerated people, we’re constantly confronted with the shortcomings of our country’s mental healthcare systems.
Thirty years with the Cincinnati Police Department followed by twenty as an insurance fraud investigator gives me a unique view of life, humanity and our system of justice. I’ve seen a thing or two — for fifty years, I met people at their worst, often a result of their unlawful behavior.
Tyra Patterson owns her story and her experience as a woman who was incarcerated for 23 years. Since her release from prison in Dec. 2017, she’s worked tirelessly to give back to the community in hopes of steering young people down a path that excludes incarceration.