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NPR In the News: Nashville's Magdalene Program

NPR wrapped up a three-part series today focusing on the Nashville, TN, nonprofit Magdalene. Reported by correspondent Jacki Lyden, the three-part "Nashville: Up from Prostitution" followed the struggles of participants in the two-year residential program that helps women with criminal histories of addiction and prostitution.

In addition to spending two weeks in the city and interviewing 20 women to the develop the series, Lyden produced an accompanying video with National Geographic photographer Stephen Alvarez

The moving series has gained some well-deserved attention:

The Huffington Post highlights the series and shares how you can help Magdalene continue its work.

Nashville Scene shared details of the series with its readers.

Hispanic Nashville says, "Journalists and their readers should take note from Lyden's example of how to report on law-breaking without overlabeling."

Lyden wrote about working on the stories at Women's Voices for Change.

Magdalene founder Becca Stevens offers her thoughts on the series at the program's blog.

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