Escape Your Prison

Escape Your Prison

Unleashed

Conquer the world…

Duty imprisoned me. Are your handcuffs cutting you? I escaped, you can too…

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Unleashed is a roadmap to redemption and the foundation for a series of products lovingly designed for women.

My story…

The year I became a number
and a face everyone recognized…

Unleashed Voices

Stories from women in our community

You are not your worst mistake…

Surviving cancer, Toby realized she had yet to do something that would change the world. So, she started a prison dog program, taking dogs from... Read More "You are not your worst mistake…"

Use your time to find out who you really are…

Proof that felons come from all walks of life, Gina was raised in a good home, but each of us deals with temptation and shame... Read More "Use your time to find out who you really are…"

Don’t be afraid to take risks…

Indra indicated that her parents were lying, stealing drug-addicts. Ironic that Indra, in the same breath said that her mother ruled with an “iron fist”,... Read More "Don’t be afraid to take risks…"

It all started with one step…

Gabby, a single mother of five, came to our office in tears. She had just been released from prison, was about to lose permanent custody... Read More "It all started with one step…"

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“Were 12 days with John Manard worth 10 years of your life?”

He yelled above the raucous crowd of reporters. “My life?” I questioned silently. Fleeting images of the boys playing baseball, horses and dogs frolicking, Daddy’s shining eyes, a few glimmers of magical fragments littered the disappointment of my life.

I saw John’s face too.  I heard his booming voice and the echoes of laughter. I still smelled his clean scent on me.  Without John, my life didn’t matter. I wanted to quit, but there’s an old saying that the strength of a woman’s character is measured by the obstacle that stops her.

If you search this site looking for a broken woman with a felony, you’ll find me. If you read this story hoping for answers, you’ll find a woman living with conviction. With wisdom, you’ll find both. In my story perhaps we’ll find each other.

I wouldn’t advise anyone to break a convicted murderer out of prison, but if you find yourself with the opportunity and the notion to do it… don’t forget to learn something from the experience.

“Was it worth it?” The answer to that question is still being written.

My name is Toby, better known as The Dog Lady of Lansing Prison.

I am UNLEASHED.