FailSafe-Era In The News

FailSafe-ERA is partnering with Ameelio,  a nonprofit technology company that aims to connect incarcerated people and their families for free, undercutting the anticompetitive and socially destructive stranglehold on prison communications in the U.S. Their first product, Letters, was released about a month ago. With the app, users are now able to send free unlimited physical letters and photos to incarcerated people in any prisons and jails in America. Simply locate the incarcerated person using their facility search tool, type messages and/or attach photos, and click send! You can track letters all the way to the correctional facility. They use an authorized third-party service to print, mail, and track delivery of the letters. Their long-term vision is to offer an ecosystem of communication tools, including videoconferencing. 


To start sending free letters and photos today visit:

Juanita Shanks, Doug Taylor and Shanail Mitchell join Ted Schubel on Town Talk- July 23, 2019

Fail Safe-ERA is ten years old.  The organization works with returning citizens after time in jail or prison. We talk about job training, helping children with incarcerated parents and the upcoming gala. 

TOASTMASTERS: Students learn communication, leadership skills 12, 2019 Click Here
FailSafe-ERA honored six graduates of its Toastmasters Speechcraft Program during ceremonies held at Rappahannock Goodwill Industries.

Fredericksburg-area organizations launch pilot program to hire released inmates as traffic flaggers
A 31-year-old father of three sleeps in a car he fears might soon be repossessed.

A 38-year-old mother lives in a home with her two teenagers, but they soon may be forced out.

Both want to work, but it's difficult to find and keep a steady job after spending time in jail for felonies.


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Town Talk-April 13

 April 13, 2018 

The Fredericksburg-based Failsafe-era helps former inmates re-enter society by offering education, employment, housing and transportation options. Juanita Shanks and Jim Baron.

Va. organization helps formerly incarcerated people get fresh start
By Liz Anderson | WTOP
May 13, 2018 

WASHINGTON — As returning citizens transition into society after serving time, it can be an uphill climb for those determined to rebuild their lives. FailSafe ERA, a Fredericksburg, Virginia-based organization, was started to help ease the path .  Click Here to Read 

An Interview with Juanita Shanks
by Gordon Nary Profiles in Catholicism Nov 13, 2018 

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