Stacey Lannert : "Redemption"

Stacey Lannert - Courtesy of the Crown Publishing Group

Stacey Lannert

Courtesy of the Crown Publishing Group

Stacey Lannert : "Redemption"

Her father began sexually abusing her when she was eight. Ten years later, she killed him. The story of a woman's survival, and how she found freedom serving a life sentence in prison.

At the age of 18, Stacey Lannert shot her father twice while he slept. He had sexually abused her from the age of 8, but the final straw came when he also began raping her younger sister. Lannert confessed and was found guilty of first-degree murder. The judge later said the mandatory sentence of life in prison without parole was severe for someone her age and somewhat surprising considering the sexual abuse by her father. At age 36, she was given a shot at redemption when the outgoing governor of Missouri commuted her sentence. Stacey Lannert tells the story of how she learned to be free while living behind bars.

Guests

Stacey Lannert

founder of Healing Sisters, a resource for victims of sexual abuse.

Read an Excerpt

From Redemption: A Story of Sisterhood, Survival, and Finding Freedom Behind Bars. Copyright 2011 by Stacey Lannert and Kristen Kemp. Excerpted by permission of The Crown Publishing Group, a division of Random House Inc.

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