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They got married anyway. Katie Shepherd, Washington Post. Philadelphia School District to keep asbestos-tainted school building closed until January. It can be tempting to give up hope, to stop fighting these sad times when we lose beautiful souls like Brenda. Jamie Silvonek was sentenced to 35 years to life in Muncy, Pa. Loved the article. Have two obits for her, from friends, in next issue of Graterfriends PA Prison Society newsletter written for and by inmates. Is one of these photos Sonny? Could we print it in our newsletter?
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Jamie, I am really proud of you. I am sure Brenda was a loving kind hearted person. She deserved much better.
What a courageous woman and role model. Love you Your father.
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As humans all of us are capable of making a tragic decision that alter their lives forever. Some are made from people seeking to fuel their addictions others have underlying mental illness. Some while under the influence or control of others. Surely after all those years Brenda deservesd better.
Better medical care may have saved her.
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More effort has to be put into rehabilitation for re-entry for everyone. What a courageous woman. Such a powerful role model to everyone up there. Yes Muncy and the community suffered a great loss.
I am so sorry for your loss. Our system is broken in so many ways it is often overwhelming where to put energy, time and money.
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I do want you to know that I read this, I hear you and I wish you strength, courage and hope that you find peace. You are not forgotten. I happened to be a inmate at Mindy many years ago. Brenda Baker was like a mother to me I have wrote her over 30 years and if I had known the situation I would have got on it. I love her and misses her dearly she will never be forgotten.
She is my Legacy. What a moving story I happened to have been an inmate at Sci munch and wathched several woman die due to their lack of not having tharight medical staff!