Compared to some of the women who were locked up with her, Nodd said she was lucky.
"I saw so many women who had to give up their kids for adoption because their families couldn't afford to keep them," Nodd said. "Some women didn't see their kids for years, because their families couldn't afford to go where they were held."
Although Holder's decision only applies to new cases, Nodd cheered the move, saying she had been praying for changes "for the ones that are still in there."
"God answered my prayer, because I'd left so many people behind," she said. She said the crack laws of the 1980s were a mistake, hastily enacted "when people were getting killed in Washington, D.C."
"They didn't do the research and see what was going on. Even though they were saying crack was destroying the black community, they should have done their research, because they damaged a lot of families when they started to send people to prison, especially on hearsay. It was wrong."