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In 2014, Mackenzie Basham dropped her little boy off at her Mother's house on a Friday night, and never returned. The following week her family saw 19-year-old Mackenzie's mug shot on the local evening news channel, she has not been home since. This is the true story of Mackenzie's mother's personal diaries to her daughter through years of her incarceration, and Mackenzie's letters written back. They grieve one another yet still alive, as well as tackle issues of drug abuse, suicide, homosexuality, family acceptance, violence, prison rape, police corruption, and her child growing up without any parents. This story makes you feel like you are sitting in the prison cell afraid to close your eyes some nights, as well as Mackenzie describing the mental and physical torture many women inmates endure while in a state prison in the U.S. The audiobook also puts you in the frame of mind of a shattered mother who has watched a perfectly beautiful child spiral from her pride and joy down to hit rock bottom into their very own living hell.

©2019 Judy Frisby/Higher Ground Books & Media (P)2020 Judy Frisby/Higher Ground Books & Media

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AMAZING!

I could not put this book down. I listened to the entire thing in one day. I had tears streaming down my face many times. This story was heart wrenching 💔. I have known Judy pretty much my entire life. Her and her family are AMAZING! They do not deserve the injustice that Mackenzie has been given. This book literally puts you into the lives of Judy, Mackenzie, and little Isaiah. I pray every day for Mackenzie’s release. This book is a MUST read/listen to! JUSTICE FOR MACKENZIE!

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incomplete story

book goes back and forth on the same subject over and over again. it's an incomplete story.

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  • Doreen Harris
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unbelievable

I have thoroughly enjoyed this book, what an eye opener! How can these conditions exist in 2020, as a human race we have so much to answer for, mostly the cruelty inflicted on others because of a position of power. It's a disgrace.

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