Hear Bessie Elmore and her adult children William Elmore and Cheryl McDonald on WCOM Radio’s Time Out show with Bill Hendrickson on Monday, July 25.
Listen to Bessie on “The State of Things” with Frank Stacio WUNC-FM 91.5
Read Straight Talk Support Group aims to educate about incarceration from the Durham Voice
William Elmore addresses the Criminal (In)Justice Conference at Duke University Divinity School.
Grief is a natural part of losing a loved one to the penal system. Straight Talk Support Group Founder Bessie Elmore helps you understand this process in a November 2015 essay: Five Stages of Grief.
The Straight Talk Pamphlet from November 2015 gives a quick overview of our work and resources.
Read “Woman starts support group for families of relatives in prison” from the Durham Herald-Sun
Bessie Elmore, center, and her daughter Cheryl McDonald visit with William Elmore at Orange Correction Center in Hillsborough, N.C., Sunday, May 5, 2013. The three have grown close through the past 20 years of William’s incarceration. They plan to use what they’ve learned to help other families through Straight Talk, a support group for family and friends of people in prison.