In 1995, Julienne Burleson is just a naive Southern California girl living a carefree life of fun in the sun. All of that changes, however, when an acquaintance invites her to Ecuador and asks her to bring back some artwork-artwork that, unbeknownst to Julienne, is filled with cocaine.
Thus begins Julienne's multiyear ordeal in the Ecuadorian prison system.
Chronicling her harrowing journey in vivid detail, Julienne describes what life is like in a third world prison. Yet despite the cruel conditions, Julienne manages to find light, hope, and even forgiveness in the darkest of places.
How can some people live through such an experience without letting prison destroy their minds, while others crumble and are ruined for the rest of their lives? Find out in this inspiring memoir and discover how Julienne refuses to let this horrific experience define her.
Surviving Camp Inca: A Life-Changing Prison Experience is a heartrending story with a powerful message: no matter what you've been through in your life, it is possible to move past it and become a better person.
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.65(d)|
About the Author
Julienne Burleson is a registered reflexologist and owner of Holistic Sole Reflexology. She began her career in the healing arts after graduating from the Tennessee School of Beauty, working at Belezza Day Spa and the world-renowned Chateau Elan in Braselton, Georgia, as a therapist for many years. She is also an inspirational speaker for women's groups, weekend retreats, and conferences across the country.
When she was in her twenties, she was tricked into bringing back cocaine-filled artwork from Ecuador and wound up with a ten-year prison sentence there. "Camp Inca" was the main prison where she was incarcerated. In 1997, while in the Guayaquil prison, she was interviewed by the late Mike Wallace of the show 60 Minutes for the episode "Innocence Abroad."