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Redemption: A Story of Sisterhood, Survival and Finding Freedom Behind Bars

Posted by wende at 4th April, 2011

Woodhull alum Kristen Kemp teamed with Stacey Lannert to write Stacey’s memoir about coming of age in the parallel universe of the prison system. On July 4, 1990, eighteen-year-old Stacey shot and killed her sexually abusive father who had been hurting her since she was eight. Missouri state law, a disbelieving prosecutor, and Stacey’s own fragile psyche conspired against her: She was found guilty of first-degree murder and sentenced to life without parole.

Little did Stacey know that she would find freedom from behind bars through telling her story and reaching out to others. After 20 years of incarceration, Stacey was granted clemency by Missouri’s governor.

At age 36, she became a free woman in January, 2009. Since then, Stacey has been a guest on Oprah, Joy Behar and NPR. Kristen often tags along doing behind-the-scenes writerly duties.

Both authors are enjoying success as the book has been selling well.

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