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Interrupted LifeExperiences of Incarcerated Women in the United States$
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Rickie Solinger and Rebecca Sharitz

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780520252493

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520252493.001.0001

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A Former Battered Woman Celebrating Life After

A Former Battered Woman Celebrating Life After

(p.367) 73 A Former Battered Woman Celebrating Life After
Interrupted Life

Lorrie Sue McClary

University of California Press

In this chapter, the author, a former battered woman, narrates her experience from the time she was released from prison on parole on October 24, 2005 after a few delays, to her finally coming home with her family, accompanied by a parole officer. It took months to get her Social Security card, California ID card, driver's license, savings account, and ATM card. If she had not come home to her family, she feels she would have been lost in this world. On her forty-seventh birthday, she spoke at Free Battered Women's “Our Voices Within” event. The author has always had tremendous family support and love, and she had the victims' son testifying on her behalf for her release and DNA testing that in the end proved she did not commit the murder and that she was only in prison for being involved in a robbery that she never would have been involved in had she had not been forced into it by her batterer.

Keywords:   Free Battered Women, parole, prison, California, parole officer, robbery, DNA testing

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