Thursday, March 26, 2009
Suzanne Edmondson Inducted into Oklahoma Women's Hall of Fame
Suzanne Edmondson began a new career in 1996 as a corrections volunteer focusing ion issues affecting incarcerated women. She became a literacy tutor and began working weekly at Eddie Warrior Correctional Center, a minimum security facility housing about 650 women in Taft, OK. She founded the Friends of Eddie Warrior Foundation and through the foundation created a program called "Tales for the Rising Moon" in which inmates tape bedtime stories for their children at home. She also started a foundation to provide college scholarships to the women inmates at Eddie Warrior Correctional Center.