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Ana Lucia Gelabert is a U.S. citizen of Cuban national origin. Born in 1938 in Central Cuba, she came to the U.S. for the last time in 1961 and has been in a Texas prison since 1984, serving 2 life sentences, concurrent and "non-aggravated" after an incident with Houston police in which only she was injured. TDCJ estimated her parole release date in 1992---yes, that was 16 years ago. Root cause of her offense was the State of Texas trying, and succeeding, to strip her of parental rights to her own 3 children. To this day, Gelabert vows that if it happened all over again today, still she would fight her children regardless of cost of consequences. She tries to answer all mail sent to her to the address below. Also, the comics posted here she does entirely for free and not charging a cent.
Ana Lucia Gelabert died in prison in 2013.
Taking Back America
Connie and Vato Vol. 11:
Connie and Vato Vol. 1:
Connie Convicta and Vato Emiliano
Connie and Vato Vol. 12:
Today at the Hughes Unit Chapel
Connie and Vato Vol. 2:
Presenting convict Teresa Washington
Connie and Vato Vol. 15:
Speaking Truth to Power
Connie and Vato Vol. 3:
Texas is an oil state
Connie and Vato Vol. 16:
Speaking Truth to Power, Part 2
Connie and Vato Vol. 4:
Enter offender Teresa Washington
Connie and Vato Vol. 5:
Bodily separated, Vato and Connie are
warehoused in the same Texas prison town
Connie and Vato Vol. 6:
Live from TDCJ's Hughes unit
Connie and Vato Vol. 7:
TDCJ's Food Service Division: Chez TDCJ
Connie and Vato Vol. 8:
Come meet the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles
Connie and Vato Vol. 9:
Connie and Vato Vol. 10:
Goodhair the Magnificent