Martha Lynn Shearer


Martha Lynn Shearer is a native of Birmingham, Alabama where she still resides. She is currently employed at the University of Alabama at Birmingham where she is a Peer Health Educator for the Alabama Transitions Clinic. Since her release from federal prison twenty years ago, she has become a Licensed Graduate Social Worker and has a Master’s Degree in Addiction Counseling. Martha Lynn is passionate about sentencing/prison reform. Most recently she earned her certification as a Post-Prison Community Health Worker.

She is a peer for the Birmingham Community Policing Revitalization Program and participates with the Alabama Jail Ministry. She also serves on the Jefferson County Reentry Supervision and Services Committee of the Jefferson County Reentry Planning Council, is actively involved in her local Neighborhood Association and she has co-presented at the American Public Health Association’s 2014 annual meeting.