SUSIE AND LAURA
Whatever I did, I did, because I choose it. I knew when I was sentenced that I would get out of jail. My spirit was never broken. In fact, I consider myself the luckiest person in the universe.
I hated every second that I was in prison. But there were transcendental experiences as well. All the women in prison were equals.
I spent the significant years of my life putting my personal life before my professional life. I had fallen in love with a woman who was in prison and hadn’t yet been sentenced and was facing a maximum of twenty-three years. She opened me up to a greater understanding of social realities.
Today, I am married to the women I met while she was in prison. I am proud of my professional life.
This is an excerpt from a comprehensive interview.