A Mother Insists That Selling Drugs Was About "Survival"

Season 5 Episode 513
Aired on 09/15/2018 | CC tv-14
When Matilda was 45 years old, she was sentenced to 30 years in prison for refusing to testify against her sons, who were selling drugs. In speaking with Iyanla after serving more than half of her sentence, Matilda appears to defend her sons and her choices, insisting that the family was just desperate and trying to survive. When Iyanla challenges Matilda's way of thinking, the formerly incarcerated mom begins to second-guess her decision to come to Iyanla for healing.

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