About the Book
Endless hours were wasted in worry and the fear of the not knowing. I was to turn myself in in less than two weeks, and the reality of my immediate future of going to prison was setting in, but not even my criminal attorney whose extensive background proved viable in my plea offer could help me with the myriad of questions that swam in my head and turned my stomach to acid. I surfed the internet for endless hours and there was a lot written with respect to the federal prison system but not the states' prison system. The little information I was able to obtain, none offered inside day-to-day operations of the facility. I was to report to Lowell C.I. for women, a Florida state prison, who not only houses the five women on Florida's Death Row, but it also holds the distinction of being the largest women's prison in the United States, and recently has been under serious scrutiny due to reports that detail the facility as a hell hole of corruption, torment, neglect and sexual abuse. Questions looped incessantly inside my head as to how I was going to be able to contact my family, what was going to happen to me, and will I be strong enough to survive? My mind was only transmitting flashbacks of scenes from movies I had seen, and believe me, it's not as bad as you might think. Fast forward to today, I am home, and I now offer you the answers to your questions and more within this handbook which includes all the institutional rules that are enforced by staff, and an insight to living in a prison setting, all at the touch of your fingertips.
About the Author: Dalis is a mentor, author, and consultant who believes in living in the present day to its full potential - 100%. She currently resides in Miami, Florida, and has two sons. What else? She loves teaching, loves to dance, and is passionate about service dogs and their role in the community. Her upcoming book "Broken Open" delves into her spiritual awakening while incarcerated and opens up a positive perspective that challenges any judgment one can have as she shares what she learned from the many lives of the women she spent time with. Dalis continues to strive for her better self and wishes the same for all her readers.