Life After Prison: How Prison Shaped a Woman's Career Path


All this week, WBHM is exploring challenges people confront after being released from Alabama's prisons. One struggle former inmates face is what to do with their lives once they are released.

For 10 years of her adult life, Jamie Faust was in and out of county jail and federal prison. In 2012 she entered Julia Tutwiler's Prison for Women as an HIV positive inmate. At the time, HIV inmates were segregated from the general population.

She tells WBHM's Sarah Delia that living with HIV in prison wasn't easy, but the experience pushed her to follow a career path she might not have otherwise.