Leaving Prison at 72
For nearly two decades, Geneva Cooley assumed she would die in prison for nonviolent drug crimes. Then a judge reduced her sentence and changed her fate.
The New York Times
For nearly 2 decades, Geneva Cooley assumed she would die in prison in Alabama after she was sentenced to life without parole for nonviolent drug crimes. Then a judge reduced her sentence and changed her fate.
What an incredible journey to follow for the
. Also featured in
forthcoming book #Tightrope
mentioned during #smwknd about the human effects of overly punitive sentencing for nonviolent crimes
chronicled a woman named Geneva Cooley in prison and then leaving and starting over at 72:
If they whet your appetite, we have a chapter on Geneva in our next book,Tightrope, with more Lynsey photos: