Preparing for release

Jan-March 31, 2011:  Karen prepares and works on task list for release. Family has sent in an outfit to wear home.

Family prepares for Karen to parole. Haley has graduated from college at USC, American Studies, early to attend.

Karen sends home basics of possessions worth keeping: religious material, a worn Thesaurus, writing folder. Gives away misc items, a rare break from the rules.