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When the Light Finds Us : From a Life Sentence to a Life Transformed - Judy A. Henderson

When the Light Finds Us

From a Life Sentence to a Life Transformed

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Available: 25th February 2025

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This inspiring book is a women's rights advocate's inside look at how she persevered as a mother behind bars after being wrongfully incarcerated.

Judy Henderson, a single mother and small-business owner, had her life upended when she was wrongfully convicted and sentenced to life in prison, separated from her three-year-old son and thirteen-year-old daughter. For three decades, she navigated the brutal prison system, facing violence, mistreatment, and even encounters with live snakes and scorpions. Yet, through it all, Judy never lost sight of her innocence or her role as a mother, fighting for justice and parenting her children through prison phone calls and visits.

A powerful example of how one can find purpose and growth in the darkest of circumstances Judy transformed her incarceration into a mission of self-improvement and advocacy, earning her GED and paralegal degree, working with nonprofit prison programs, and playing a crucial role in passing Missouri's first battered women's bill. She became a guiding light for other imprisoned women and mothers, shepherding them through the clemency process before she was ultimately granted clemency.

When the Light Finds Us is a gripping narrative exploring the depths of human resilience and the transformative power of hope and a mother's love. In a world often filled with darkness, Judy's journey is a beacon of light, illuminating the path to redemption and the triumph of justice.


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