Lauren Johnson is the mother of three boys, the eldest of whom was born during her incarceration. She came home when he was one-year-old; he is now eleven. In 2015 Lauren completed a Criminal Justice Advocacy and Mobilization Fellowship with Grassroots Leadership, an Austin, Texas-based organization that fights to end for-profit incarceration and reduce reliance on criminalization and detention through direct action, organizing, research, and public education. Additionally she is a participant in and board member for Conspire Theatre, a local not-for-profit cultural organization that works with justice-involved women. Lauren also serves on the Austin Travis County Reentry Planning Council and co- chairs the X-Offenders Council.