About the Author

Carolyn Williams has been blessed to work over twenty-seven years in the prison system for both the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area and the state of North Carolina Department of Corrections. Her career began in 1986 upon completion of my college studies in Chapel Hill.


She is a product of the North Carolina public school system. She graduated from Kinston High School in 1981. And then, she graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1985 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice and Psychology. She also completed some graduate studies at Central Michigan University in 2009.


She has worked in the capacity of career counselor, camp counselor, case manager, correctional officer, and correctional treatment specialist throughout the course of my career. In hindsight, it has become her own opinion that these roles could best be served with one’s ability to execute a hefty dose of humility, master versatility, and foster stern discipline. She has experienced multiple levels of management protocols, yet the waters are no less murky at the top. The criminal justice system is sorely broken and has been out of control for many, many years.


Lastly, as President Barack Hussein Obama, one of the greatest men of our time, succinctly states, “change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.”