This debut memoir will forever change the way you think about women in prison. Karen Campbell drove intoxicated and caused a fatal accident that killed her husband and an innocent woman on her way home from work. She was sentenced to six years in prison.
Piper Kerman's Orange Is the New Black shined a light on life in a minimum-security women’s prison. Falling goes beyond and tells the stories of the women inmates of the United States in full custody prisons. Through heartbreaking, lurid, and often hilarious storytelling Campbell humanizes the inmates, their families, and the staff, illuminating the way forward in prison reform in the United States.This memoir will appeal to anyone who has ever survived hardship and anyone who has had to work hard at forgiving themselves.
Karen Campbell is an American writer and advocate. She was living the American dream. Karen was a mother with two daughters, a productive career and an outdoor enthusiast until she was convicted of a felony for driving intoxicated. She caused a fatal car crash killing her husband, and an innocent woman. She served six years in a full custody women's prison.
Karen Andrea wrote Falling to humanize the women inmates moving the issue of prison reform up and out. Her debut memoir will forever change the way you think about women in prison.
Jane White taught writing, speech, and literature at LBCC for 27 years. Since retiring, she’s worked for peace and justice with Albany Peace Seekers and as an advocate for a Coffee Creek inmate seeking and gaining clemency. She is grateful to have connected with Karen Campbell through her book Falling and looks forward to supporting Karen’s prison reform efforts.