Drugs, Incarceration and Redemption

Shelley Winner

Service Advisor and Restorative Justice Activist

Favorite Quote

Don’t be afraid to share your story. It could be they key that unlocks someone elses prison.

shelley winner

  • Shelley Winner was sentenced to 4 years in federal prison for selling drugs. She was released from prison in July 2016 and more recently from the halfway house. Since her release, Shelley secured a job with a multinational tech company and has been working diligently on advancing her career. Within two months, she was nominated MVP, after six months, she earned a big promotion and, one month after that, her performance gained her a special trip to HQ. Shelley has been concentrating on changing her life—pursuing a Computer Science degree and maintaining a 4.0 GPA while also giving back to the community through volunteering. She loves to share her personal story, aiming to inspire and bring hope to others currently or formerly incarcerated, or struggling with addiction.



  • Links: Code Tenderloin: http://www.codetenderloin.com/
  • https://sfgov.org/olse/fair-chance-ordinance-fco
  • https://www.teenchallengeusa.com/

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