Meet Carol..

“I feel like I have been in prison all his life and I need to make up for all of that.”

Carol “C”, 52

Incarcerated: 15 years

Housed: Nebraska Correctional Center for Women, York

I am serving a 20 year sentence and am a cool fly person. The crime I am charged with is manslaughter but this doesn’t mean I need to be a bad person or keep getting persecuted. I have one son living and a son who passed away while I’ve been here. I lost my grandmother and my father while I’ve been in here too. I have lost so much being in prison, but gained a lot by meeting true people. I have spent my time taking classes here not wasting it. I am also a spiritual person, God is my higher power and one guy I need in my life. I plan to get a degree in business and want to start three businesses when I get out: a flour company, a food truck and a lawn care service to help the elderly. I hope to give money to the children’s hospital, pet rescue center and a homeless shelter. I want my victim’s family to know that I am sorry for all that I have caused and the pain. I know that I can’t say any amount of anything because of the anger I have caused their family. All I can say is, please have forgiveness in your soul. I have forgiven myself and I can’t bring back your family member. But I have changed my life for the better. The classes I have taken have made me realize that I have self worth and I don’t need to beat myself up any longer over any crime or my life. I have lost enough myself too. If anyone can forgive me for anything it’s my son, who lost the most out of all of this. I feel like I have been in prison all his life and I need to make up for all of that.



  1. david chaveriat

    God’s blessing to you in your future. Keep thinking positive thoughts and plans.

  2. Karen

    Carol thank you for sharing these touching word.
    For reminding us of the power of forgiveness including to ourselves.
    I am
    Happy for all the courses you have been able to take and for the strength ans beauty of your spirituality.
    I was struck not only by your future goals – but also your generosity in wanting to donate yoj money to important causes .
    Your son may have suffered because you were away in prison. At the same time I can tell he is an incredibly lucky son to have you. Blessings hk yoj Carol .


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