In 2007, a Lexington jury convicted Sarah Taylor of reckless homicide. A judge sentenced her to five years in prison. Taylor will be released from prison next week, after serving about half of her original sentence.
Hope Cundiff lost her 22 month-old granddaughter Madison in 2004. A medical examiner ruled Madison died from shaken baby syndrome, and the ex-girlfriend of Cundiff's son, Sarah Taylor, was charged with Madison's death. For Cundiff, the five year sentence just wasn't enough.
"Madi counts too, and it's time somebody stood up and said they're mad as hell for her. And I am," says Cundiff.
The Department of Corrections says their board denied Taylor's request for parole in November 2008. Since then, they say she has accumulated enough work credit and meritorious time to serve out her sentence September 1.
"I thought my heart was gonna stop. We knew she was gonna get out. We expected it to be next year, but it's early," Cundiff said.
Cundiff wants people to call Kentucky's corrections commissioner.
She hopes her questions and complaints will finally be addressed if enough people call.