Gypsy Rose Blanchard was jailed for murdering her mother, Claudine 'Dee Dee' Blanchard, in 2015. As early as Gypsy's infanthood, Dee Dee told people Gypsy was ill in order to position herself as a selfless caregiver and loving mother.
Although Gypsy lived a life of illness and bravery, her private life was filled with abuse, which contrasted starkly with her public life. As a result of Gypsy's boyfriend's shocking murder of Dee Dee, the truth began to emerge.
The Prison Confessions of Gypsy Rose Blanchard shows Gypsy on the eve of her parole hearing, as she recounts her emotional journey, from being forced to remain a child to being held prisoner by her own mother and making the unfathomable decision that allowed her to survive. The series will shock, challenge and provoke uncomfortable questions about child abuse and its long-term consequences - her story is tragic and perplexing.
The Prison Confessions of Gypsy Rose Blanchard airs Mondays at 9pm on Crime + Investigation. The first two episodes are available to stream now on Crime + Investigation Play.