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

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"When I decided to look, I found more love and compassion than I ever imagined existed. Most significantly, I found forgiveness. I might even call it redemption."

On July 4, 1990, eighteen-year-old Stacey Lannert shot and killed her father, who had been sexually abusing 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. 

   Redemption is Stacey’s candid memoir of her harrowing childhood and the pain and protective love of her sister that led her to that horrifying night. It is also an extraordinary portrait of what happened after she found herself in prison and how she grew determined to live positively, even triumphantly, despite her circumstances. Ultimately, and most profoundly, she learned the healing power of forgiveness. 

   After spending as many years in prison as she had out of it, on January 10, 2009, outgoing Missouri governor Matt Blunt commuted Stacey’s life sentence. Six days later she walked out of the gates a free woman.

   Redemption is the story of how Stacey learned to be free while living behind bars. It is a coming-of-age story set in a parallel universe of a maximum-security prison. And, it is a story of sisterhood, courage, and justice finally served.

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"This real-life tale, as dramatic as any movie, of Stacey Lannert and her struggle to survive violent sexual assault and the devastating aftermath raises intense issues of crime, culpability and the nature of violence and families. It's a devastating and important subject, beautifully told."--Naomi Wolf

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307592132
Subtitle:
A Story of Sisterhood, Survival, and Finding Freedom Behind Bars
Author:
Lannert, Stacey
Publisher:
Crown
Subject:
Murderers - Missouri
Subject:
Lannert, Stacey
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Biography - General
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20110308
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
9.56 x 6.47 x 1.15 in 1.22 lb

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Biography » General
Biography » Women
History and Social Science » Crime » Prisons and Prisoners
History and Social Science » Crime » True Crime

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