I do know Brenda's story, but only met her briefly. She, like most of the other long-termers/lifers, keeps a pretty low profile and just "does her own program" without causing trouble.
She was denied parole in August 2009, and is not eligible for another hearing until 2019...which is ridiculous in my opinion.
For those who may not remember, she was sixteen when she was convicted in 1979, and was given 25 years to life. By her next hearing she will have served 40 years.
Betty Broderick is also housed at CIW, not quite as well-known as Leslie, but because she is very outgoing and social she is very well-known among the inmate population. Like Leslie, Betty is very involved in several programs within the prison, such as tutoring, helping women prepare for high school diploma exams and GED studies, teaching illiterate women to read, etc.
I do have contact information if you are interested in that.
Good to hear from you, Ted. Be blessed.
THANK YOU FOR DEFENDING ME LORRIE.... BUT YES, YOU GOT IT RIGHT IN THE END..... DO YOU KNOW THE BRENDA ANN SPENCER STORY..... SHE HAS BEEN IN CIW SINCE ABOUT 1979... SHE USED HER NEW RIFLE TO SHOOT AT SCHOOL KIDS ACCROSS FROM HER HOUSE.. KILLED THE PRINCIPAL AND A COUPLE OTHERS. SHE SAID I DONT LIKE MONDAYS, THIS BRIGHTINS UP THE DAY.... ALSO SAID, WHY WOULD I SURRENER I WAS HAVING TO MUCH FUN.. THIS WAS 1979 IN SAN DIEGO CALIF..... THEY DIDNT DETECT ANY DRUGS IN HER BLOOD... THIS IS ANOTHER TROPHY GIRL FOR THE PRISON... SHE IS REALLY THE ONLY WELL KNOW INMATE IN CIW OTHER THAN LESLIE AND PATTY AT THIS TIME. SHE JUST TURNED 50.... SHE SEEMS SANE NOW AND SHE WAS ONLY 16 WHEN THIS HAPPENED..... JUST WONDERED IF YOU HADE ANY INSIDE INFO ON HER......