Lindsay Waite, 67, took a rest stop in Lubbock Thursday afternoon, after starting a cross country bike ride on April 2.
She is cycling from Albuquerque to Baltimore to raise awareness and money for prison reform. She’s calling her cause ‘New Beginnings’ and all the money she raises will be given to different organizations that help people in their post-prison lives.
“These programs just help people acclimate to life on the outside,” Waite said. “If you’ve been in a few years or 20 years, it’s a very very different world.”
Waite said her interest in the prison system began in the 1990’s when she was public defender in Baltimore. One day she was asked to teach a legal writing class at a prison.