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Stacy Barker's life was forever changed on the evening of November 6, 1986 after she left a man in a pool of blood with over 30 stab wounds. Her claims of self-defense in the midst of fighting off a rapist went unheard, and she went on to serve 22 years, 3 months and 18 days in state prison for first-degree murder. During her imprisonment, Stacy was continuously assaulted leading to her filing 3 charges of rape against 3 different officers. Yes, she was raped while in state custody! Her ability to overcome obstacles prevailed, and she used those horrendous experiences to supply her with the grit she needed to go up against the Michigan Department of Corrections. She fought and was a representative of six major class-action lawsuits that resulted in the groundbreaking reform of gender policies and procedures within the Michigan Department of Corrections.