Meet Dr. Latoya Lane


Dr. Latoya Lane has more than 18 years of experience in reentry programming and has worked for the District of Columbia Department of Corrections (DOC) in Washington, D.C., where she held several positions.

Dr.  Lane also has experience in the Florida, Illinois, and Indiana correctional systems. She was Director of Reentry for the Florida DOC and held several positions with the Indiana DOC.

Dr. Lane began her career as a correctional officer for juveniles and correctional counselor.

She is a member of the Association of Women Executives in Corrections, National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice, American Correctional Association and serves on several committees.  

Dr. Lane earned a Doctor of Philosophy with a specialization in Criminal Justice from Capella University, having obtained her Master of Science in Family Services, a Bachelor of Science in Sociology, and a Bachelor of Arts in African American Studies from Eastern Illinois University. She is the author of Seasons Inside the Walls: A Survival Guide, a daily self-help guide for offenders on how to navigate life while living within the correctional system. She has taught at several universities, including Harrison College in Indianapolis, Indiana, Oakland University in Evansville, Indiana, and Lincoln Trail College in Robinson, Illinois.

The Books

Mommy’s Coming Home and DADDY’S COMING HOME

These books were inspired by the 2.7 million minor children whose parents are in jail, prison or a halfway house. A child’s life is drastically changed when the parent is no longer with them. As a parent, child or caregiver is preparing for the reentry of an incarcerated parent, they must all prepare for reunification. These books serve as a first step towards a successful reentry process. 

Seasons Inside the Walls: A Survival Guide

hroughout the years, countless self-help books have saturated the globe, satiating people’s innate desire to seek enlightenment for a better understanding of oneself. Seasons is a unique self-help experience for people living in the American prison system. With daily thought-provoking questions, Seasons helps readers confront their insecurities and personal challenges as they face life within the penal system. – Tiffany S. Carter

Dr. Latoya Lane

Total Cost: $20


New Book

The Other Side: You Are Not Alone!

Your loved one is incarcerated. Now what? You may find yourself in need of comfort, guidance, or simply understanding. More than 2.1 million people are incarcerated in the United States today, resulting in countless loved ones who are experiencing the same feelings as you. The Other Side: You Are Not Alone, is a go-to book for readers when they are struggling with the uncertainties incarceration presents. This book is designed to provide readers with real responses, pieces of advice, encouragement and lessons learned experienced by loved ones of current or previously incarcerated individuals.

Remember, you are not alone in this journey of your life!

ACA Corrections Today 

Dr. Lane featured in ACA Corrections Today 

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