Anisah Sabur is the Project Associate for the Correctional Association’s (CA) Women in Prison Project, a position she has held since 2014. As Project Associate, Anisah engages in prison monitoring and policy advocacy, works on legislative campaigns, coordinates the Coalition for Women Prisoners, and conducts community outreach and public education activities.
Prior to joining the CA, Anisah worked at the Center for Court Innovation’s Harlem Community Justice Center as a Case Manager. She also worked with their Parole Reentry Court Project as a Family Engagement Coordinator.
Anisah is a long-standing member of the Coalition for Women Prisoners and a former co-chair of the Coalition’s Re-Entry and Conditions of Confinement Committee. She has an Associate’s Degree in Liberal Arts from LaGuardia Community College and plans to continue her education in public policy.
Anisah has received several awards from her community for advocating for a fair, just, and humane criminal legal system. Anisah uses her directly impacted story to gain support for those still incarcerated and those who are returning to their communities.
Anisah is a proud member of the National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls which is a national movement to lift up the voices of incarcerated and formerly women and girls into the conversations being held about criminal justice reform.
Anisah currently sits on the Novo Foundation Women’s Building Advisory Circle. Using her lived experience to assist in the transformation of a women’s’ prison to The Women Building.
Correctional Association of New York
Founded in 1844, the Correctional Association of New York (the CA) is an independent non-profit organization that advocates for a more humane and effective criminal justice system and a more just and equitable society.
Working in collaboration with a broad base of stakeholders and advocates, the CA works to build the power of the communities most negatively affected by criminal justice policy and decrease the state’s use and abuse of incarceration as a response to the socioeconomic problems facing our communities.