Living with Conviction with Toby Dorr

Toby Dorr

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Why do people commit crimes? 

Are people really bad? 

Driven to be bad and consequently unable to be reformed by the prison system? 

These are some of the questions we explore today with our guest Toby Dorr, subject of the Lifetime movie Jailbreak Lovers, and author of the number one bestselling memoir, Living with Conviction.

Toby made a conscious choice to use her twenty-seven months in prison as a time to heal and make new choices about her life. Her turning point was when she was at her lowest, during her second time in suicide watch. The revelation she found during her time in isolation is what Toby says gave her life purpose and direction.

None of us is our worst mistake. Nor are any of us inherently bad or incapable of reform and change.

In our past conversations with criminal justice reformer, Justin Brooks, the topic of why people commit crimes has come up over and over again. The answer is simple.


By teaching that your life and your value are not defined by your worst mistake, Toby pushes people to move beyond the confines of their circumstances and live each moment with conviction, allowing its fullest, most beautiful potential to unfold.


To learn more about Toby and discover the real story behind the hype, listen in and then get the book on Amazon in audiobook, eBook, and print form at

Find the audiobook on Audible at

To connect with Toby, please follow the links below:

Toby Dorr official website,

Toby Dorr on Instagram, @tobydorr

Toby Dorr on Twitter, @TobyDorrAuthor

Toby Dorr on Facebook, @TobyDorrAuthor

About Toby Dorr:

Toby Dorr dared the unthinkable. She liberated a handsome younger man, a convicted murderer, from Lansing Correctional Facility. Since completing her time in Federal Prison, Toby has achieved two master’s degrees and rebuilt a broken life.

Throughout her memoir, Living with Conviction, you will feel all the heart-pounding, tear-jerking, eye-opening experiences that touch the most primal human need: the need to be significant. A fascinating prison tale, through the lens of love, inspires change.


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Produced by Number Three Productions (who also produced Toby’s audiobook!),


We cannot guarantee anyone’s success when using the topics presented in this show. There is only one person who can guarantee your success, and that is you.

The content provided on this show is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis, or treatment or to treat, cure, or prevent any disease or illness. Always seek the advice of your mental health professional or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding your condition. Never disregard professional advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have heard on this podcast.

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