“I am doing the best I can in this place. I’ve just been a lil down but I’ll do better. Not much new on my end. Just still trying to fight to get out of this place. All I do is work and sleep. It is the best way to pass the time.
“I stay to myself so I stay out of dumb stuff. It’s getting so bad in here. Every day stuff is changing. They don’t feed us good. They don’t give us the stuff we need. It’s so bad. I can’t wait until this is over for me. I miss my family so much. I lost my mom. I feel so alone. I’m still trying to get my GED but they keep kicking me out cuz I have too much time.*
“It’s so crazy but I know one day this will be over.”
— Misty Croslin, Lowell Correctional Institution
*Editor’s note: After many months of attending classes and studying, Misty was removed from the GED (high school equivalency) program. Prison officials told her that the GED program is designed to help women who are close to being released finish their education so they can find jobs. Since Misty is serving a 25 year sentence they said she was not eligible yet. To her credit, Misty is trying to improve herself through self-study and spending time in the library.