Tracy Smallwood says her life before she went to prison was just “dead time.”
“I was always in a room just getting high,” Smallwood explained. “But there’s so much more. So much more out there.
Smallwood tries to hold back tears in her two-bedroom apartment north of downtown Tulsa. Today, she’s an active church member, she’s in a 12-step recovery program and she works as a forklift operator. However, a few months ago, she was in prison for multiple drug-related convictions.