The guards and inmates in La Mesa penitentiary spoke of her as "the prison angel." The prisoners referred to her as 'Mama.' It all started when she brought over donations, and each visit filled her with compassion. One day, she moved herself into an ordinary 10' by 10' cell, and stayed for decades.
"Something happend to me," she told The Los Angeles
Times in an interview some years before her recent death at
age 86, when she saw troubled human beings behind bars.