“Prison Angel” dead at age 86: Nun Raised in Beverly Hills who Traded Posh Life for Prison Life.

In 1977, divorced and with her children out of the house, Brenner gave away her pricey possessions to become a Roman Catholic nun and moved into the Mexican prison, trading her Ventura beach house for a concrete 10-by-10 room and slept on a cot. She became known as the “prison angel.”

“I’m the mother of seven children,” the nun with a memorable giggle told the Times in a 2002 interview. “I’m prepared for everything.”

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