Trudy Downs in incarcerated at Baylor Women's Correctional Institution. She is serving a 35 year sentence, and has been in prison for more than 23 years.

While incarcerated she has participated in various programs including mental health groups and Bible courses. Her goal is to enter the ministry on her release.

At the TEDx Wilmington Salon event at Baylor Women's Correctional Institution she talked about the importance of the second chances she has been given in life, and those she hopes for in the future.

Both good and bad things happen to all of us, and how we deal with them is a matter or perspective.

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