I have always adored Bonnie’s blog. In my early days of mentoring women on death row I would often visit My Life of Crime to read the stories and comments associated with the women I was getting to know. It helped me to get a whole picture of the cases I was researching.
The passion that she puts into this blog is phenomenal and inspiring. Her perfect blend of straight facts and kind regard to all victims is admirable to her readers.
My blog deals with women on death row. I mentor inmates and hope my efforts help to undo some of the wrongs they have committed in their lives. I strongly believe the way to lower recidivism rates is to change the way criminals think, respond and interact with the world around them. Our prisons don’t do this.
It isn’t always easy or particularly rewarding. I have had some of America’s meanest bitches belittle, curse and downright threaten me. I have looked straight into the eyes of many of the world’s most notorious murderers, heard their voices on the phone and held their confessions in my hand.
The so called “normal” public isn’t always any easier to deal with. I have had grown men attack me at anti death penalty rallies and some sicko put pictures of murder victims in my mailbox with a letter about how he hoped it would be my children’s photos he looked at next.
Crime is interesting. The human race as a whole wants to know “why” when we find some act particularly horrifying. How could someone do that? Just like Bonnie’s readers, I want to know why. I just choose to hear it straight from the horse’s mouth. I can’t think of a better suited person to answer
the questions I have.
I share my experiences on my blog and in my two Kindle Singles: Bitches: Lessons Learned from Death Row and Friends With Benefits: How to Change the World With a Handful of letters in the hopes that someone else will take pen to paper and write someone they have an interest in. Sometimes all it takes is a different point of view and a person willing to take the time to share it to make huge changes in the world.
Here are the links to my singles:
And the link to Kelly’s blog: Woman Condemned