Jamie & Cassandra Hein
Co-Founders of After Orange,
A Transformational Home
After Orange is an organization committed to providing guidance and support for women who want to change their lives after being released from the correctional system. Our long-term goal is to discover and implement more effective methods of rehabilitation in the correctional system, and to influence change in the judicial system.
What is After Orange?
Where do people go when they get out of prison? How do they adjust to society? In this episode of After Orange #ThePrisonProject you'll meet Cassandra Hein as she travels to visit her sister in prison.
This episode provides Cassandra's backstory and explains how After Orange came to be.
In 2007, Jamie Hein began a 10-25 year sentence in a women's facility within the Nevada Department of Corrections (NDOC). Upon her entry into prison, she immediately realized that inmate rehabilitation was not a priority for the NDOC. She became increasingly frustrated with the lack of recovery and educational programs for inmates. During a visit with her sister, Cassandra, Jamie shared her observations and frustration with the system. This conversation inspired them to develop a plan to raise awareness. Cassandra immediately began filming the stories of women leaving correctional facilities. This project eventually evolved into the documentary series: After Orange.
In November of 2016, After Orange opened Halfway Home; a sober living environment for women being released from the correctional system. Halfway Home provides a safe, structured, and sober living environment with the purpose of helping women become the best possible versions of themselves.
Cassandra will be documenting each woman’s journey though Halfway Home and eventually into the community. Please join them as they take action to change their lives.
Why A Transitional Home?
Jamie was given a rare opportunity to change her life before being incarcerated. She credits her family with providing the support she needed to get herself sober and stay that way. After completing rehab, she lived in a clean in sober environment until she got herself on her feet. This experience made such and impact on Jamie's life that she maintained her sobriety through trial and sentencing five years later. She's now fifteen years sober and pending parole from prison. She's tentatively scheduled to be released in June of 2017; after which she will be working on this project from the outside.
Most of the women in prison are not as fortunate as Jamie is. They do not have opportunities to get clean and sober before entering prison. They do not have not adequate preparation to lead productive and healthy lives upon release. Yet what if those resources were available to more women? Call it optimism or ambition, but After Orange believes that people can change if given the opportunity. With a bit of direction and community support, more women will experience success and fewer will return to criminal lifestyles.
Cassandra and Jamie sincerely thank everyone for supporting this project. The first season of After Orange generated positive feedback and inspired them to do more. Now, our transitional home is up and running and womens' lives are being changed. Cassandra and Jamie look forward to sharing their remarkable stories with you.
- Abraham Lincoln
The best way to predict your future is to create it
Our program focuses on the development of an extensive life-map; helping women define and refine their short and long-term goals with dignity, purpose, and intention.
Partnering with innovative experts, organizations and businesses.
MAKE A PLAN
Providing a well-rounded program.
FIND YOUR STRENGTHS
IMPROVE YOUR LIFE
To live your best life and give back to your community.
A Healthy Transition From The Inside Out
Map out the future of our country