Ingrid Archie’s Story: “The light switch came on”

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For Ingrid Archie, Proposition 47 is more than just a record change, it’s a second chance at being a mother. Archie, 34, was imprisoned for a petty theft charge for stealing clothes for her newborn.


At the time of her arrest, the former foster care youth had been laid off from her job, was in an abusive relationship, and was raising a newborn baby on her own. Because of Proposition 47, the mother of three was released from prison last August and won custody of her one-year-old daughter on Feb. 24 after a custody battle.