Katie Sinquefield lends her time and resources to a variety of organizations. She is a passionate advocate for criminal-justice reform, serving on the board of The Weldon Project, a nonprofit organization dedicated to funding social change and providing financial aid for those who are still serving prison time for non-violent cannabis offenses. In that role, she works to secure clemency and/or commuted sentences for impacted individuals. Previously, she served on the board of the Alzheimer’s Association MidMissouri Chapter and on the Alumni Advisory Board at the Harry S. Truman School of Public Affairs at the University of Missouri-Columbia. She holds an M.A. in public administration and a B.A. in art, sociology, and business from the University of Missouri-Columbia.
Imagine you are eight months pregnant and about to complete a prison sentence. You give birth and the baby is then taken away from you and placed into foster care. Now imagine the same scenario, except you give birth in a prison, are allowed to care for your baby until your brief sentence is over […]