Felicia L. Taylor, 49, of Philadelphia, is the mother of three adult sons and three grandchildren - two boys and a girl. She works as a carpenter. Cynthia Alvarado, of Philadelphia, is the mother of two daughters who were 10 years and 15 months old when she was first incarcerated eight years ago. She never gives up hope that she will be with her children and says her dream is to see her youngest daughter graduate from high school. Brenda Watkins, of Hoffman, N.C., enjoys reading, crocheting and watching old movies. Her favorite quote is. "You have two hands - one for helping yourself and one for helping others." Lashawna Bennett, 41, of Harlem, N.Y., has one daughter. She loves to play tennis and travel. Naomi Blount, 66, of Philadelphia, is the mother of one son who was 10 years old when she came to prison 34 years ago. Her son and daughter-in- law are the parents of two children and recently, became grandparents to Noah.
SCI Muncy "Please Don't Judge Me," music by Naomi Blount, lyrics by Brenda Watkins
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