About Women Over Incarcerated

Empowering & Advocating for Change

Mission Statement

WomenOverIncarcerated (WOI) is an advocacy group created to shed light on injustice, provide resources to women in prison and female returning citizens, empowering them to successfully transition back into society and reunite with their families.

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WomenOverIncarcerated (WOI) is an advocacy group created to shed light on injustice and empower women in prison, and female returning citizens. We provide educational resources to help women in prison heal, recognize their potential and recapture their dreams. Upon their release, WOI provides support through clothing, counseling and mentoring services, helping female offenders successfully transition back into society and re-establish family ties.
 Through public awareness campaigns, our organization aims to educate the public about the rising epidemic of women in prison, the injustices they face and the consequences of their imprisonment on society. Additionally, WOI supports and rallies for viable alternatives to incarceration for female offenders
Denise Dixon

Denise Dixon

CEO of WOI and Executive Director of Grand Rising.

Denise Dixon is the founder and Executive Director of Women Over Incarnated (WOI). Denise is a native of Philadelphia, and has ten years managerial and trainer experience. Denise received her BSBM from University of Phoenix and has her Masters in Adult Training and Education from University of Phoenix.

Jamila T. Davis

Jamila T. Davis


Dr. Jamila T. Davis is an author, educator, community activist and entrepreneur. Featured on the hit shows “Love and Hip Hop” and VH1’s “My True Crime Story,” the CBS series “Pink Collar,” BET’s “Sister Circle,” Black Enterprise, Forbes, “The Breakfast Club” with Charlamagne tha God as well as The New York Times, USA Today and a myriad other print, digital and broadcast media. Davis has used her real life experience and story of redemption to create a platform to empower others.

Sentenced to 12 1⁄2 years in prison for mortgage and bank fraud in the era of “no doc” and “low doc” loans, Davis was “made an example of.” A federal judge pointedly asked her at sentencing: “Why didn’t you stay in your own neighborhoods?”

In prison, she embarked on an intense journey of inner healing and restoration. Fortunately, she took notes. And from her discoveries and self-realizations, Davis developed a self-help curriculum designed to enable incarcerated women to heal, recognize their potential and recapture their dreams. That curriculum was adapted by a number of prison systems throughout the United States.

While incarcerated, Ms. Davis received an Associate Degree in Psychology, a Bachelor’s degree in Christian Education, and a Master’s degree in African American Ministry. Since her release she has earned a Ph.D. in Philosophy with a specialization in Christian Life Coaching from the Newburgh Theological Seminary & College of the Bible.