Kayla Jo Jeffries was 23 years old when she first started her sentence.” Now 26, she has barely made a dent in her 20-year sentence for drug offenses.
“When I first heard about my sentence I was heartbroken,” she recalls. “When I pled into drug court, I knew the terms, so I knew ahead of time that I was signing on for 20 years. What I didn’t know when I agreed to that is that I would fail. I really wanted a better life. I wanted to get sober. I wanted to do it not only for my family and my children but for myself. And I just couldn’t do it. I couldn’t get sober.”