One of the most intriguing characters in "Breaking Down the Bars" is a young mother named Tiffany who, when the series begins, is due to be released in three months but seems to be doing everything in her power to sabotage her homecoming. She fights with her prison mates and gets sent to a segregation unit three days before her scheduled release date after a tussle with the guards.
Her behavior is as frustrating as it is inexplicable, and on a lot of prison shows the story might have ended there. But through the prodding of counselors and case workers, Tiffany's past is slowly revealed: Her father was murdered by her mother when she was 4. Sexually abused by her brother at 11. Gang raped at 17. "Dr. Covington was able to unlock some things that they had never talked about before," says Drachkovitch.