ABOUT JAMILA T. DAVIS
Jamila T. Davis, born and raised in Jamaica Queens, New York, is a motivational speaker, prison reform activist, film producer and the author of several books geared to empower the young and the old. 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. Today she is 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.
While incarcerated, Davis received numerous college degrees, including her Associates in Psychology, Bachelors in Christian Education and Masters in African American Ministry. She is currently enrolled in a PHD program.
Through her advocacy work, Davis is responsible for the creation of “Unbolted Magazine,” an entertainment/news publication designed for prisoners and their loved ones. She has also been essential in the production of several films for her cause, including the upcoming reality show “Left Behind,” which follows the lives of children of incarcerated women.
Davis’s latest project is “The Pink Panther Clique” fiction series, done in collaboration with New York Times Best Selling Author, Wahida Clark. To promote this series and to shed light on the talent of women behind bars, Davis spearheaded the “The Pink Panther Clique Music EP,” recorded by incarcerated women. On the EP is her debut song “Cause I,” featuring Davis and her son, Kywuan “Ky-Lee” Warren.
Despite her current obstacles, Davis is committed to paying her way forward. Her life message is: No matter how far you’ve fallen in life, it’s never too late to recapture your dreams! Through her inspirational message, literary work and activism, from behind bars she’s making a difference!