BYRON VILLANAS, AP UPDATED DECEMBER 19, 2020 8:55:30 The inmate who met with the inmate who helped her get through a day of prison work has been reunited with her husband.
“They’re so nice to each other,” Karen Haney said Tuesday after she met with her son, Cody, in his cell at the Marion County Correctional Institution in Fayetteville.
“It’s like a family reunion.
I was just like, ‘This is crazy.
His mother had to walk her wheelchair. “
Her son, who has been in prison for more than 20 years, was in a wheelchair and had been in and out of hospital.
His mother had to walk her wheelchair.
“You know, I was so nervous. “
That’s just amazing,” Haney, 52, said.
“You know, I was so nervous.
I’m so happy.
I have a new lease on life.”
Haney said she and Cody, also 52, were in the same building at the time of the meeting, but that they did not meet until she went into the jail to deliver him to his mother, who had been moved to a different jail.
Haney’s son, now 16, had to wait until his father was released from prison after serving nearly 20 years to visit him in the prison, where he was transferred to the Marion Correctional Institution for Women.
He has a history of mental illness and has a long history of trouble.
Handy said she is trying to keep Cody, who is now 14, from being hurt by his situation.
She said she has talked with her grandson, who said he is not allowed to visit.
Handy said Cody has a lot of support.
She hopes he has the support of other inmates.
“It’s the inmates that help you,” Handy told the AP.
“If there are people that are in here who are willing to help you, that’s really, really good.
I think it’s going to be a miracle.”© 2018 The Associated Press.
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