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From country music star to watching Dad die in prison.

Cody McCarver

My dad committed the crime of first degree murder on August 14, 1996, which is my birthday, and he went to prison.

Stole from my grandmother’s checkbook.

Robbie

Then it got to where I was breaking into her house. Then I started buying checks from people, and forging people’s names on everyone else’s checks. Then the burglaries began.

Mother of five. Meth cook.

Kimberly

All of my life my family has been drug addicts, prostitutes, and different things. I didn't grow up in a very good household.

A prostitute for years when I met my husband.

Marilyn

My husband helped me a lot. He cried. He prayed. When I would go back out and do wrong again he would come looking for me. He would forgive me.

Drugs brought money and popularity.

Christian

I was moving around twenty, thirty, sometimes forty pounds of marijuana a month. I was eighteen years old. I had money. I had friends.

Cops were everywhere.

Ciana

They pulled us out of the car. Made us get out of the car. They searched us and put us in handcuffs.

Got another chance to live right after shooting him in the head.

Darren

They took me to the dessert out in Tucson, AZ and tried to make me dig a hole. They were going to bury me in the hole. So I told them; “Kill me and dig it yourself.”