Luis Villatoro had just finished serving his two-year sentence in the Washington State Penitentiary for an incident involving his mistress. His time there left him traumatized after being sexually assaulted in his bunk. But he also became a Christian and vowed to never cheat on his wife again. Villatoro was looking forward to working, meeting with a psychologist to deal with the aftermath of the rape and spending time with his wife and children. He wanted to forget about his time incarcerated and move on with his life.
When Shahla Latifi was an 18-year-old pharmacy student living in Kabul, Afghanistan, it was arranged that she would marry a 50-year-old Afghan man living in Jacksonville, Fla. She was excited to leave a violent Afghanistan for a man who seemed kind and promised her she could finish her degree in the United States. Instead, Shahla was locked into a 22 years of mental, emotional, physical and sexual abuse - that she finally found her strength, and her words, to escape.