In her own words, Taylor Mansfield Oklahoma County Juvenile Detention Center inmate
When I was fifteen years old, I started doing methamphetamine’s and I was drinking liquor every day. By the time I was sixteen years of age the devil had a tight grip on me. I never thought of it like that, I just thought I was like any other kid having fun. I never once thought to call on God until one day I was under the influence of a lot of substances and I had run away from home to go do the drugs. I was sitting in an abandoned apartment with a lot of other drug users and I couldn’t help but think, was this going to be my future? I was away from my family because I wanted to do whatever I want to do, but I was scared. So, I remember asking God to take me away from all of it. I was arrested that same night. My time in the juvenile detention center went slow but I was at peace because I started reading my Bible. I started praying for strength and a lot of other things. The week after I was incarcerated I met chaplain Gina and she helped me understand how much God loves me. I knew that is why God never left me.