Sylvia peers out of the window of her cell door before lunch is served at the Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail.
Sylvia smiles for a portrait in her jail cell in Nelsonville, Ohio.
Sylvia’s bed, right, is left unmade in her jail cell on September 20, 2011. She complains of the very thin mattress because it is painful for her to sleep on with her back pain.
Sylvia shows a photo of her mother holding her when she was a baby. She discusses how it is ironic that her mother took care of her for her entire life, and now she is in the positions to take care of her mother.
Sylvia Miller and her mother Elizabeth Harris pose for a portrait in their home in Logan, Ohio.
Elizabeth Harris, 86, lights a cigarrette. Her husband and son have both died of luncg cancer, but she continues to smoke.
Elizabeth is perscribed several drugs because she is sufferring lung cancer. Having perscription pain medication available in the house is difficult for Sylvia, during her recovery.
Elizabeth gets up to use the restroom with the assistance of her walker. It takes her almost 20 minutes to go through this process and it can be very straining on her.
Sylvia has very bad back pain which has triggered her addiction to prescription pain medication. She needs to use a scooter at the grocery store because it is difficult for her to walk through it.
Sylvia cracks a joke about going down the alcohol isle at the grocery store. Even just going to the grocery store can be a tempting process.
Sylvia reads a newspaper article about a recent drug bust that involved several of her friends.
Elizabeth sits on the porch with the help of her aid. The aid tries to encourage Elizabeth and Sylvia to sit outside on the porch when the weather is nice to get fresh air and sunlight.
Sylvia pays bills in her living room. She has been supported through disability for 20 years.