Natalie "May" Edwards has made a pact with her 16-year-old daughter: Every night before bed for the next six months, each will say a quiet prayer at the exact same time. Her daughter will be doing so from home in Virginia. Edwards will be doing so from a women's federal prison in West Virginia.
"I am emotionally prepared as far as entering the facility and meeting the other people," Edwards, 43, told BuzzFeed News in an interview on Thursday evening. "I am not emotionally prepared for being separated from my daughter and my husband and my immediate family."