HAMMOND, Ind. — For nearly two decades, Sally Glenn went to prison every other weekend to visit her son, Roosevelt.
“It would hurt me. And when we’d leave there I would cry,” she told “48 Hours” correspondent Maureen Maher.
Roosevelt Glenn’s daughter, Darniese, who was just 7 when her father went to prison, was often by her grandmother’s side on those visits.
“I was nervous for him due to the fact I knew he was a very innocent man behind bars with very bad criminals,” she said.”I had suicide all over me … for a while,” Roosevelt Glenn said in tears.
“And what stopped you?” Maher asked.
“I believe it was the power of God,” Glenn said. “I was a good man before I went to prison, but I wasn’t a man of faith. Prison changed my way of thinking and it made me a man of faith.”
Darryl Pinkins was also in prison.
“How do you survive in that environment?” Maher asked Pinkins.
“You have to become … colder, as far as emotions,” he said, “because I don’t trust people like I used to.”
“I don’t know if they realize you’ve pretty much taken the most valuable thing people have… time,” Pinkins’ son, Dameon, said. “I feel like I’ve lost the most important time of my life, where — a son bonds with his father and becomes a man.” Read more >>