Why Can’t This Grandma Stay Out of Prison?

Why Can’t This Grandma Stay Out of Prison?

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Granny counsels prisoners - CBS videoGrandmas, by their very nature, don’t want trouble. But 81-year-old SuEllen Fried of Prairie Village, Kansas, has defied that stereotype and brought her sweet, soft touch to prisoners behind the razor-wire walls for over 30 years.

“I am addicted to personal transformation,” she told CBS’s Steve Hartman.

Fried started coming to Lansing Correctional around 1980 for what she thought would be a little volunteer work, but ended up committed to these guys — for life.

Her program “Reaching Out From Within” has been so successful at reforming convicts, it has now spread to every prison in Kansas.

(WATCH the video from Steve Hartman or READ the story from CBS)