Gone is the smug smile, the cockiness and the “I know I am going to eventually be a free woman” attitude. Present is the fear based on her tear glistened eyes, flat mid-face, pallid skin tone, and the tight muscle tension in her lower jaw. Her autonomic nervous system has taken over and gone into high gear. This is not the face of the Jodi we have come to know over the past seven years.It is a Jodi that just had the most severe reality check of her life- that she can no longer manipulate people or the system and that she will only leave prison in a pine box.
While she knew she would get punished for what she did to Travis, there is no doubt that she thought she would be getting out in 25 years or less. As this reality settles into her mind and soul, the once happy go lucky Jodi with her dangerously sickening sweet sing song voice will become more and more depressed as the drawn out long days stare her in the face. When you do see photos of Jodi on the coming years, she may not look recognizable to you as her facial muscles will morph into giving her an whole different look and it will not be for the better.
In Perryville no one will be putting up with her shenanigans. Her smug ” I am smarter and better than you” arrogance will not do her any favors in prison among the other inmates.
Jodi is not a likable person and didn’t have many friends in life until she joined the Mormon church and then for the first time in her life, found a whole new social life because of Travis.
While her new Mormon friends embraced her initially, they soon became wary of her. They felt something was off with her and ended up not liking her. Jodi did not learn how to make friends and influence people throughout her life. While she learned to manipulate, seduce, and blame others, she never learned how to genuinely connect with others. Her lack of social skills will not put her in good standing in prison. In fact, it will make her a moving target of hate from her fellow inmates.
So don’t be surprised if down the road, you hear that Jodi has been involved in some type of attack or assault by fellow inmates. This is not wishful thinking. Jodi just happens to be a good candidate for being assaulted due to her cocky arrogance and the ” I’m better than you” air she gives off.