In 1995 Stephanie Rane Summers found herself, once again, standing before a Missouri judge. Not only had she forged two checks, the 45-year-old grandmother had done it while on probation for a 1989 conviction for doing the same thing. Present in the Jasper County courtroom in Joplin along with Summers was her older sister, Sara Ann Gilpin. Ever since their baby sister Lois Kay died when they were teenagers, Gilpin told the judge, Summers hadn't been the same. Now their mother was dying from breast cancer and she asked the judge to be merciful. Instead Summers got two twelve-year sentences -- one for each check -- to run consecutively. The first time she'd be eligible for a parole hearing... More >>>