Years after Amy Fisher and Mary Jo Buttafuoco's encounter, she and her attacker met. Mary Jo describes the dramatic moment when Amy looked her in the eye and said, "I'm so, so sorry." Amy says she remembers wanting to hug Mary Jo, to reach out to her in some meaningful way.
Mary Jo's forgiveness is so complete, she even wrote a letter asking that Amy be released from prison early. In part, it reads: "I have come to the conclusion that Amy Fisher has spent enough time in jail as punishment for her crime. It is right and good that I can now say that I forgive Amy Fisher. It is a place I have only been able to reach through grace."
According to Amy, she feels Mary Jo must be a "terrific person" to be able to find it in her heart to forgive.