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Caroline Bodian

Geraldine Williams is one of the women who took part in Amity's therapeutic comedy class.; Credit: Alexander Falk

This Comedy Class Helps Female Ex-Cons Find Their Voice

On a Monday afternoon in June inside an unassuming facility in downtown Los Angeles, 10 women sit in a semicircle, notebooks in their laps, pens at the ready. They gaze at the two instructors, comedians Gerry Katzman and Samantha Jacks, who ask the women to introduce themselves: their name, where......