Carolyn will never forget the day when a prison guard told her that her Mother two daughters and were killed in a house fire. She will also never forget the day, approximately one year later, after she was released from prison, when she found out that it wasn’t true.
After being released from her one-year sentence in Alabama’s maximum-security prison—Tutwiler prison for women—AIM helped Carolyn set up a Facebook account. To her surprise, within a few days she had received friend requests from her two now grown up daughters. The 37-year-old Mother of three, who now is busy raising her 3-year-old son AJ, was able to re unite with her family, who she is now in contact with almost every day. Carolyn says it is in waking up everyday next to her baby boy, and the knowledge that the people of AIM love, and believe in her, that keep her from spiraling back into addiction.
Listen to her story below: