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Maria Isa-Update from Prison from a Journalist/former guard

Reader comment on item: Guarding the Secrets: Palestinian Terrorism and a Father's Murder of His Too-American Daughter

Submitted by Steve (United States), Apr 21, 2013 at 16:09

I am a journalist and worked undercover for a three-part report I did on the Vandalia, Missouri prison where Maria Isa is currently incarcerated. I remember her well from working in her housing unit multiple times ( I worked there a year). She is quite a large woman who has difficulty getting around and often needs a wheelchair.

From my perspective, she keeps for the most part, to herself, has very few close friends and has been discipline-free for a number of years. She speaks fondly of her ex-husband and her Italian heritage. From my first-hand knowledge of supervising her, she shows no remorse over her daughter's death, even when speaking about her husband, her time and Palestine and her time in St. Louis.


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