USA: at Lake Placid, a hint of freedom

Anne-Valérie developed a close relationship with Tewhan Butler, incarcerated in Lake Placid, in the northern part of the state of New York. In late April 2017, Tewhan received the visit from Anne-Valérie. He comes back in his cell and writes this.

So to have someone, someone I can call a friend travel such great lengths proves to me at least to this one person I am not dead

I have to tell her of the injustice, of the cold nights, the lonely days, the high security prisons I've dealt with. The max penitentiaries I've conquered though the system placed me within their clutches to break me