What kept him going during those three prison years? Mostly, he said, "the support of my family" - his wife and three children, who never doubted he was innocent.
Beyond that, Bravo said, in order to win against the system, "You have to be willing to go to the limit - and
Bravo, who had previously worked as a nurse in Los Angeles County's jails, said that being in prison showed him the dire need for some kind of institution to help the unjustly accused and convicted. But it wasn't until he got out and was in law school that he realized "I was in a unique position to do something about this need." Now, with more sometimes that limit is a long way away." But also, "I have a belief that the Lord doesn't put us through more than we can handle."