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Corrine’s Story: Almost The Hero

Eleven years ago, I nearly lost my life trying to protect and save my four-year-old son, Dominick. For three days, the man I was in a relationship with turned violent; his eyes looked black – void of anything human. I honestly believed that death was imminent. I thought I was doing all I could in

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Corrine’s Story: Part 2

When I met my abuser Brandon, he was 24, and I was 25. The first time we met, I was still in a relationship with my son, Dominick’s, dad. Even though Brandon was the neighborhood drug dealer, he was an average guy that everyone adored. Of course, none of us who were into that lifestyle

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Corrine’s Story: Part 3

It is essential to discuss the good times that I once had with my abuser, Brandon.  Something made me feel attracted to him at first, and abuse was not part of the equation. As mentioned before, Brandon and I started as friends. He was a laid-back guy that never seemed angry. He had a protective

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Corrine’s Story: Part 4

I always thought that Brandon was a decent human being. For me, the good times came down to the fact that he treated me with respect and genuinely seemed to love my children and me. As a young woman so conditioned to unhealthy relationships, I thought Brandon was a “great guy.” He had a loving

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Corrine’s Story: Part 5

People often ask me why Brandon so viciously attacked me and murdered my son. I honestly do not know why. How can a person commit such evil and turn into a monster overnight? People think that there were signs that he would flip the switch and become someone that I did not know, but that

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Corrine’s Story: Part 6

I have struggled with the words to describe the relationship that I was in before Brandon. Many of you may be able to relate to the experience that I am about to share. I first met Sean in high school. He was a friend, another one in our crowd. I always found Sean attractive and

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Corrine’s Story: Part 7

Weak and vulnerable, I let Sean walk back into my life, just like that. He led me to the couch by my hand, sat me down, and put his arms around me. It felt so good to have his comfort again. I lost all senses and was right back where he wanted me. He told

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Corrine’s Story: Part 8

Sorry, it has been so long since my last blog entry. Life here has been a bit challenging, and that is putting it lightly. I have been struggling with my time left more than I have with the prior 12 years. The prison is back on outbreak status, which means there is no school again.

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Corrine’s Story: Part 9

For years I carried shame from the abuse that I suffered at the hands of others. I walked around with a chip on my shoulder and believed that I  deserved the atrocities afflicted upon me. I was told I was an accident and not supposed to be born from a young age. It seems like

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Corrine Baker

As of 2021, Corrine Michelle Baker is 36 years old and has been incarcerated for 11 years on a minimum 13-year sentence for her son's death. While in a drug-induced state of mind, her live-in boyfriend of six months beat her four-year-old son to death while she used her body in an attempt to protect her son.

Even though he confessed to the crime and took full responsibility, Corrine was still charged due to the high-profile case. Her court-appointed attorney deceived her and forced her to take a plea deal for second-degree murder and second-degree child abuse. She instantly went from victim to perpetrator even though the lead detective on her case, David Dwyer, was the one person that had her back and viewed her as the victim, not the perpetrator.

Her attorney, David Steingold, saw the injustice and took on her case pro bono. Mr. Steingold said that in his 40 years of being a criminal defense attorney, he has never seen a greater miscarriage of justice. Unfortunately, all of his appeals have been unsuccessful. Nevertheless, he fought hard on her behalf.

Since her incarceration, Corrine has dedicated her life to becoming a strong, educated woman. She received her GED, two associate's degrees and continues to study to obtain a Cosmetology license and a paralegal certificate.

For six years, Corrine has been clean and sober and has shared her story of struggle, abuse, and addiction with her peers. She lives her life honoring her son, who was lost so tragically and far too soon.

After her incarceration, Corrine hopes to open a transitional home named after her son. She wants to help women and children by giving them a fresh start in life. In addition, Corrine hopes to see crucial changes in our criminal justice system by sharing her story.

With God at the center of her life, she is resilient and purpose-driven. She is looking forward to a bright future with her oldest son and her husband.

More information on her story can be found in: A MOTHERS PLEA AND JOURNEY TO FORGIVENESS written by Laura Oullette, available on Amazon.

Accomplishments While in Prison Include:

  • GED
  • DBT Mentor Training
  • Chance for Life Core Member
  • Domestic Violence group Peer Facilitator
  • Associates Degree in General Studies
  • Associates Degree in ARTS
  • Paralegal Certificate
  • CEU Credits from Eastern Michigan for Women and Gender Studies

Group Completions:

  • Restoring Broken People 1 & 2
  • Narcotics/Alcoholics Anonymous
  • Healing Hope(Domestic Violence)
  • Phase 2 Substance Abuse Treatment
  • Trauma Group
  • PTSD Group
  • Anger Management
  • Houses of Healing

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