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Beauty After the Bars Mission


Beauty after the Bars (BATB), is a non profit organization founded by Tiawana Brown; Board member of The National Council.  BATB provides youth mentoring, advocacy, education, and support for incarcerated and formerly incarcerated mothers, women and girls.  Our goal and purpose of the organization is provide education and advocacy to keep women, girls and youth out of jail, prison, and the  judicial system. Interupts the school to prison pipeline

  Also to assist women and girls released from prison by offering programs and resources.  

BATB also provides support for those that are currently incarcerated and with reentry needs. 

Our objective is stop incarceration among our women, girls and youth and to end the stigmas placed on children of incarcerated and formerly incarcerated parents. 


"Education instead of Incarceration"     

Working to keep our women, girls, and youth out of jail and prison. 

Our advocacy and education work will address issues with our justice system and implement change.  

Our programs will develop & encourage entrepreneurship,  mentor the youth and help with job placement, and assist with preparation for reentry back in society.  


"Education instead of Incarceration"


rest in heaven ramona - We love you



A strong advocate for incarcerated and formerly incarcerated women.  Ramona's memory and hard work will not be in vain.    We carry on her mission and vision - The Ramona's House Foundation.

Wife & Mother


Ramona will forever be missed and was survived by her two sons, husband, grandchildren, and many family and friends.

History Maker


In the short two years since she was pardoned by President Barack Obama, Ramona made an impact by striving to change laws and correct injustices done to women just like her.


Beauty After the Bars Donors

Please consider donating to Beauty After the Bars, There are so many wonderful and life-changing initiatives happening with our youth and this movement! Beauty after the Bars sole purpose is to implement education instead of incarceration. Focused on prison reform, social justice, & mentoring youth. Tia shares the time she spent in Federal Prisons and the county jails, to keep our youth out of jail and prison. Survivor of domestic violence. She use her experience in jail and prison to help our youth.

Support the cause and help change someone's life!

Thanks in advance for your generosity. 

Fighting For Change

National Council


The mission of the National Council For Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls (National Council) is to end the incarceration of women and girls by building a movement grounded in sisterhood, solidarity and human rights.



A 501(c) 3 nonprofit foundation that advocates Clemency for All Non-violent Drug Offenders. These are the faces of the drug war. Behind every face is a human with a story. Overly punitive drug laws create negative consequences that trigger a chain reaction upon innocent family members, friends and our society.  http://www.candoclemency.com

Pardoned By Barack Obama


On March 30, 2016, President Barack Obama granted commutation of sentence to 61 individuals. On the same day The President also stopped by a White House meeting to meet with Ramona Brant and other individuals who had been granted clemency in the past. 


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