Decades later, C'Mone was living in Milwaukee, 90 miles north of her hometown. It was during one of Sloane's rare periods of freedom that she got a call from a Chicago police officer. He was hunting for her twin, and this time the charge was serious enough to put him away for many years.
It was then that she set out on a quest for the truth: Why was Sloane repeatedly in jail? How could she help him make this incarceration his last? And what exactly did his problems have to do with her own?
One product of her quest is her new book A Prisoner's Pardon, which blends memoir, criticism, investigative research and the supernatural mystery of the Gospel. C'Mone looks at her family through the lenses of home, government, and church, three institutions that had always played significant roles in their lives. She discovers that she and Sloane were suffering from “twin sins.” And she finds the solution in the biblical story of Joseph, whose experience as a prisoner in Egypt unveiled legal and spiritual lessons pertinent to recidivism--not only for her family but for anyone trapped in its clutches.
That solution? A prisoner’s pardon.
A retired energy-industry analyst, C'Mone is now a passionate advocate for prison reform—reform to transform the incarcerated from the inside out. She hosts the weekly Prisoner’s Pardon Podcast, in which she interviews experts on various strategies for ending recidivism—including ex-cons, police officers, correctional officers, and others involved in the criminal justice system.