The Prison Gap
Born: December 28,1958
Bronx, New York
American Educator and Activist
In 1966 Victoria Williams stood on stage with her father while he was presented an award by then Mayor John V. Lindsay. While still in high school she was graced with the presence of Muhammad Ali, while campaigning for Percy Sutton, who ran for mayor. Victoria continued to observe the shape, order and conditions surrounding New York. She signed up to visit an incarcerated family member. Buses lined up on 59th Street and Columbus Circle. The demographics of the visitors appeared to be poor, while administration of this transportation service wore mink coats and drove fancy cars. The trip to the correctional facility was a long 8 hour ride each way. The conditions during visitation were not conducive to promoting family ties. At this time she committed herself to the lives of incarcerated citizens and their children. Victoria Williams relocated to Atlanta and began operating The Prison Gap in 1991. She worked on various campaigns, taught mathematics in elementary, middle and high school. During her 20 years of teaching in Title I schools, each and every year there were one or more students that was subjected to an incarcerated parent. Witnessing the horrendous conditions within the department of corrections and the discrepancies within the educational system, Victoria Williams says OUR MISSION IS...
“KEEPING FAMILIES CONNECTED, 1 VISIT @ A TIME!”