I have been able to speak at Utah State Prison 4 times now, (twice on the men’s side, twice on the women’s), and I am forever changed by it. I have been to some really incredible and beautiful places, meeting literally hundreds of great people a day. Tons of different stories and backgrounds and challenges and successes—all that have had some sort of impact on me, and yet when I went to the prison to speak March of 2013 it has still been my absolute favorite place I have ever been. I'll share a little bit of what I wrote in my personal journal in 2013 after my visit to the men’s side:
"I can't express what I felt...the spirit that I felt was beyond what I had felt before—it was incredibly powerful.