MEET THE GIRLS
“My first memory is being raped at age 5... By the age of 13, I had enough. I stole a car and headed north. ...I have been in prison for 35 years.
Today, I’m freer than I have ever been.”
I was 20 years old when I was arrested. It was June 20, 1997. I was sentenced to life in prison, without parole.
Although I wasn’t the shooter, and although I wasn’t present when the crime occurred, I was just as guilty as the shooters...
My name is Jessie and I am currently incarcerated at the Florida Women’s Reception Center serving three consecutive life sentences. I would like to let you know what a tremendous impact and influence Randy and Nicole Dyson have had on my life. Randy and Nicole truly are a gift from God.
Women often send hand-written letters spilling out their life stories and heartache.
WHAT WAS IT LIKE TO BE A PRISONER?
"Prison was hell. A place of constant torment. A community of evil. Behind bars nothing felt safe.
It was impossible to sleep well in prison. I slept on a creaky bunk cot in a row just arms distance from those who committed crimes of extortion, had been trafficked or were traffickers. I slept next to drug dealers, murderers, thieves, abusers and those engaging nightly in homosexual relationships feet away. Sure, a few had been incarcerated wrongly but most were guilty. We were enduring our punishments."