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Amanda Knox is set to go back on trial in Florence, Italy on Sept. 30. If found guilty of the murder of Meredith Kercher, Knox could spend the rest of her life in prison. She recently gave an interview in which she said that "everything is at stake" during this trial and also released a private letter written to her unborn child should she wind up behind bars.
"I thought about what it would be like to live my entire life in prison and to lose everything, to lose what I've been able to come back to and rebuild," Knox told Matt Lauer. "I think about it all the time. It's so scary. Everything is at stake."
The letter, which she released to NBC, is written to her "dearest Natasha, or Lotte, or Astrid… or Serge, or Ira, or Abe" and describes some of what she imagines her life to be like behind bars but mainly focuses on her determination to survive and forgive.
"I'm moved by the ability of a human being to survive," she writes. "I am one of so many organisms which, when sustained by bread and water and shelter, can't but live. But then, to truly survive inside, that is what I would have wanted most of all to teach you."
Knox addresses the injustice done her by the "the judges and juries, the prosecutors and investigators, the lawyers and journalists."
"Time can't heal when the wound is neglected, then forgotten," Knox explains. "There is no healing, but I like to think that I have mastered this art of survival. Survival by denying the temptation to die out, by not letting myself die inside before my physical body gives out and the sentence is complete. … I assure you, life lived somehow for love is life never wasted."
Knox has chosen to remain at home while the retrial starts in Florence. She has decided to stay close to loved ones and her support system as long as possible and wants to keep to her daily routine.