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A mother's grasp held her captive - 'The Prison Confessions of Gypsy Rose Blanchard'


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Gypsy Rose Blanchard, a survivor of Munchausen syndrome by proxy, endured years of imprisonment at the hands of her mother, Dee Dee Blanchard. Seeing no other way out, Gypsy Rose conspired against her mother to finally be free. This six-part series finds Gypsy Rose Blanchard in prison on the eve of her parole hearing as she recounts her emotional journey; being forced to remain a child, held prisoner by her own mother and the unfathomable choice she made in order to survive. Her story is a tragic and perplexing example of the complexities surrounding child abuse and its long-term consequences – the series will shock, challenge and provoke uncomfortable questions.