Incarcerated: 7 years
Housed: Montana Women’s Prison, Billings
I have learned a lot about myself during my incarceration. I am very co-dependent and have found myself in bad unhealthy relationships. I was in the middle of a bad relationship when I got moved to a new unit and got new roommates. One of my roommates is a very kind and gentle lady. I have come to see her as a prison mom. I felt very comfortable just being able to talk to her. Over the year that I have been her roommate, she has shown me I am truly a smart and beautiful person. Even though I have made mistakes, I deserve to be loved and accepted. I am a very kind hearted and loving person and many people take advantage of that. In the last few months I have been able to break free of my unhealthy relationship and know I am only “single” and not “alone.” I believe sometimes it takes a true friend to show us we are special and even behind walls we deserve to be happy and loved. I am so thankful for friends I never would have met, if I wasn’t here. They have helped me change for the better.