Gloria "Mama Glo" Williams is Louisiana's longest-serving incarcerated woman.
On July 22, 2019 the Louisiana Board of Pardons and Parole issued a favorable recommendation for commutation of her sentence.
But today, Mama Glo is still in prison.
Before she can become eligible for parole, Governor John Bel Edwards must approve the recommendation.
On April 18, 2020 Mama Glo was hospitalized, diagnosed with COVID-19, and placed in the Intensive Care Unit.
Three weeks later, she was returned to Louisiana Correctional Institute for Women.
And still, the paperwork for Mama Glo's commutation sits on the Governor's desk.
It has now been: