The terrible news arrives on her third day in jail. Joanna Churchill’s brother has died from an opioid overdose.
She has just begun a three-month sentence for a probation violation linked to a long string of drug-related convictions and her own opioid addiction. The 33-year-old’s incarceration will prevent her from attending her brother’s funeral. Alone with her thoughts in a southwestern Pennsylvania correctional facility, Churchill grieves.