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.
~ Sarah Delia, June 26, 2014
Listen to WBHM's Life After Prison Series:
Part Three - Ex-felons Often Struggle to Find a Job
Part Four - How Prison Shaped a Woman's Career Path
Part Five - Victims Face Tough Road Too