A Shoe Exchange Renews a “Sole”

Every woman at the Dallas County Jail is wearing county-issued croc shoes. Genipher was at the lowest point in her life. She had been on drugs, stolen, lost her kids, and her family wouldn’t visit her. Behind bars, she felt suicidal. She trudged around in her black croc shoes until she noticed another inmate had on blue croc shoes. They exchanged one shoe. Wearing one black and one blue shoe, she participated in Sandra Lara’s art classand has renewed hope. She now feels that she has re-claimed her identity and that jail no longer defines her.