“Joey wants a football.” The woman’s voice on the other end of the line was demanding and unapologetic. It was at this moment that Kristen Haffenreffer Moran knew that things had gotten out of hand. As executive director of Rhode Islanders Sponsoring Education (RISE), a Providence- based nonprofit that gives educational scholarships and mentoring to the children of incarcerated women, Moran had grown accustomed to edgy situations. After all, visiting correctional facilities and interviewing...

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