Please keep in mind that this blog often has comments and statements directly from the women on death row. Statements of grief, statements of innocence, statements of regret and sorrow. If bearing audience to these women's feelings, my opinions or those of commenters offends you please do not read on.
Judy wrote today. She is much more talkative and open than she ever has been in the past few years.
Im guessing this is because of the new prison she is in. They seem to be more lenient than any other Ive heard of.
She is allowed any visitors and used books. Most of the time books must come straight from the publisher and have to be paperback. She says"It is my understandingvisitation is very lenient here. Inmates are bringing back jewlry their visitors are wearing in! No, they dont have permission.No one cares."
Judy has always been one of my favorites. One reason beacuase she is from my home town, another because she is so articulate and easy to talk with on any subject. But mainly I think it is because I relate to her. I can see how she would have commited the crimes that she did if Alvin had such a hold on her.
I saw my own mother live through astonishing abuse.
I began writing these women for that very fact. I spent my early adult years tethered to a man who treated me like shit but had me brain washed into believing that I would be no where and nothing without him.
I did some heinous things in the name of love and can see how it happens.
She is in the J.B. Evans Correctional Center in Newellton LA.