Jenny McBride: Forgiveness and Redemption
On Monday, March 2, 2015, the state of Georgia will execute Kelly Gissendaner. But Kelly is no longer the person she was 17 years ago when she asked her boyfriend to kill her husband. Her time in prison has changed her. Her faith in God has changed her. Those who know her now describe a woman who is using her life in prison to mentor at-risk youth. A person who is a calming presence for inmates and and who has helped prevented prison suicides. Because Kelly is behind bars, waiting for her execution, she cannot speak to you herself, but listen to the words she has written.
Meet Nikki Roberts, a former inmate at Metro State Prison in Georgia. When Nikki tried to kill herself, Kelly saved her life. Now she’s asking for Kelly’s life to be saved.