As the film unfolds, Jacinta struggles to maintain her sobriety and reestablish a bond with her daughter Caylynn, who lives with her paternal grandparents. Her desire to break the cycle of trauma is profound and unwavering, despite the fact that she knows it will be a difficult journey.
Director Jessica Earnshaw first met Jacinta and her mother Rosemary while shooting a story on aging prisoners. She was struck by the relationship between the two women, especially how close they were despite the fact that Jacinta had spent more time in prison than her mother. Earnshaw continued to follow the pair for several years as they lived and struggled together, allowing us to see just how deep the roots of their addiction run.
It was also during this time that Earnshaw made a polarizing decision: She decided to shoot Jacinta's wedding, something many viewers felt was insensitive and inappropriate given the circumstances. This stance earned her a lot of criticism, but Earnshaw stood by her convictions and did not change the film she had set out to make.
Jacinta is now free from prison and is working as a substance abuse counselor. She is also a well-known advocate on behalf of inmates' children and continues to work closely with the team behind the award-winning documentary. The film is currently available on Hulu and is a must-see for anyone who has ever been touched by addiction and its far-reaching effects.