ABOUT JAMILA T. DAVIS
Jamila T. Davis, born and raised in Jamaica Queens, New York, is an author, motivational speaker and a television personality. She is also a co-founder of WomenOverIncarcerated.org, an advocacy group created to shed light on the lengthy sentences of non-violent, female federal offenders and to rally for sentencing reform.
As a former real estate investor and Hip-Hop Music & Professional Sports Celebrity Advisor, Davis is no stranger to triumphs and defeats. From a self-made, multi-millionaire at age 25, her life took a tragic twist. For the past nine years, she was known as federal prisoner #59253-053, sentenced to 12 1/2 years for bank fraud.
From behind bars, Davis embarked on an intense journey of inner healing and restoration. Documenting her findings, she developed the “Voices of Consequences Enrichment Series,” a three book, self-help curriculum designed to empower incarcerated women to heal, recognize their potential and recapture their dreams. This series has helped to transform the lives of female offenders across the world.
After encountering the injustices women face behind bars, Jamila T. Davis produced “The High Price I Had to Pay” Book Series, creating a platform for female non-violent offenders, serving decade plus sentences, to tell their stories. The success of the series led to the formation of WomenOverIncarcerated.org.