Michele Molina was a teen-ager when she became involved with a violent and abusive man who forced her to participate in a robbery during which he committed murder. Coming from a background of violence and abuse, Michele made bad choices and fell into the trap of continued abuse. She has been in prison for 25 years and during that time she has earned an AA degree, become a certified HIV/AIDS Peer Educator and a Literacy Tutor. She has participated in all self help groups available at the prison, and made substantial contributions to community organizations including ACWIP. she is also an accomplished artist. Michele is now 44 years old, has viable parole plans and much to contribute to society.