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Are You Really Free?

I suppose this is a loaded question and that people who have not been physically incarcerated would automatically answer yes. However, prison does not just have to be stone walls, nor iron bars. Many people are in a psychological prison which is 10 times worse than physical incarceration. Believe me, I’ve known both.

My Second First Time

How many people can claim to receive a second first time? It is a contradiction, a second first time.

I can claim this distinction, everything is like the first time for me again. It has been 18 years since I experienced normal, mundane tasks that others take for granted, like shopping.

The first time I walked into a store, I was completely overwhelmed. I had been submitting a list of stuff I needed to prison staffers for the last 18 years. They would shove my shoes, shirts or whatever I had ordered to me through a window.


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About Stacey Lannert

Stacey is free. In January 2009, Missouri Governor Matt Blunt commuted her sentence of life without parole. She is currently speaking out about sexual abuse and sharing her message of love, healing and forgiveness.

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