Machelle Pearson was an abused, incested juvenile, age 17, when she accidentally killed a woman. Beaten, threatened and told to rob the woman by her violent boyfriend, Machelle tragically pulled the trigger by accident. Imprisoned since 1984, Machelle was raped by a guard, became pregnant and had a baby in prison which she had to give up for adoption. She is extremely ill, suffering from Myasthenia Gravis, a serious and debilitating disease.