Cheryl Ward is a Californian native who was incarcerated in the Federal Bureau of Prisons for 17 years, 6 months, 13 days and 1 hour from the time of her arrest in August of 1995. Upon her release in February of 2013 she started serving her supervised release assignments and intends to seek early release of supervision.
She continues to serve the balance of her imposed sentence of supervised release imposed until she becomes released from both her supervised release assignments.
Since her release Cheryl has graduated from Clyde Terry’s Emerging Leaders Program; worked in Accounts Payable at, “The Serving Spoon” restaurant; taken classes at the local community college; became involved in Women Organizing for Justice where she won an internship to, “Susan Burton’s, A New Way of Life”; she gained employment as a Community Organizer at “A New Way of Life” and was employed there until she went on Family Medical Leave to care for her mother.
Cheryl has received awards from the following:
Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Office
Board of Supervisor’s Mark Ridley-Thomas’ Office
Councilman Curren D. Price Jr’s. Office
Senator Holly Mitchell’s Office
She has spoken at numerous venues around Los Angeles and serves on the Board of Directors for Clyde Terry’s Emerging Leaders Program.
Cheryl is also in the process of starting a Non-Profit which will provide services to formerly incarcerated women re-entering the community.