As Editor of this blog, I have been optimistic about change in the DOC…I mean thinking it was possible. I even had the ridiculous notion that I could be an instrument of change through this online blog. I admit defeat.

In my 13 years in this miserable institution, I have strived to bring these atrocities to the attention of the public. I reasoned that if the public knew what was really happening inside these walls, there would be a major outcry for better treatment of prisoners.

In 13 years the misery of women here has only gotten worse. Corruption is rampant and intrinsic to the DOC. I will be released and going home in the next few years. But after 18 years of physical, mental, and emotional abuse, one question remains…. Who will rehabilitate me from my DOC “rehabilitation?