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.