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I Hear Your Cry: Women in Prison shares the extraordinary process ofhow one woman took a dream, nurtured it into reality, and shared herinspirational message with women prisoners-never give up.Author Veronica A. Shaffer has always relied on her inner voice to leadher, but it was her perseverance and commitment to personal growththat eventually allowed her to share the benefits of yoga and meditationwith women prisoners. In this poignant account, Shaffer compromiseswith prison officials who ask her to rename her program "Fit andWellness," and begins her life-transforming work. Although herpersonal experiences differ from those of the female prisoners sheeducates, she is able to identify with their powerlessness anddesperation-two demons she had personally battled as a youngwoman. Her years of teaching are complemented by the amazinglessons learned from women who struggle with addictions, obesity,physical handicaps, grief over separation from loved ones, anger at themen left behind, and loneliness without friends.