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Casey Anthony still a 'prisoner' who can't enjoy her freedom

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The nation stopped and watched every tear Casey Anthony shed and every expression on her face as she stood trial on first degree murder charges against her for the death of her daughter.  We knew her every move.

Now, a year later, Anthony's attorney Cheney Mason has worked hard to make sure he's one of the few people who knows where Casey is and what she's doing. "I'm her lawyer. She's like almost a grandchild. We talk frequently and I'm trying to help her move on with her life," said Mason.

Although Casey Anthony walked out of the Orange County Jail a free woman ten months ago, Mason says not enjoying her freedom. "She doesn't go out, she doesn't go shopping, she doesn't go out anywhere. Period. It's just a much nicer jail with televisions and hot water and showers whenever she wants," said Mason. "How is she getting by at this point?" asked FOX 35 reporter Holly Bristow. "She's living on the gifts of the team and close friends and being fed and house and protected. She of course has no income, no assets," said Mason.

A few video diary recordings, mysteriously leaked on YouTube is all we've seen of her since last July. "Her interactions with people is extremely limited. Its mostly by phone or computer," said Mason. Bristow asked Mason if Casey has made any contact with her family. "No," said Mason. "None? Not even Cindy (her mother)?" Bristow inquired. "None that can be reported," said Mason.

Attorney Jose Baez is not longer a part of Casey's inner circle. They parted ways in January. "Did she and Jose Baez have any sort of falling out?" asked Bristow. "If I knew I wouldn't comment, that'd be between them," said Mason. "He (Baez) has a book coming out this summer. Is that of concern to you?" asked Bristow. "No." "To your client?" asked Bristow. "No. He has a right to write a book," said Mason.

Mason himself says he's started penning a book of his own about his experience defending Casey. "If I do publish a book it will be very revealing, truth about a lot of people, a lot of things that have happened will come out," said Mason.

As for Casey Anthony telling her story. "I think she would like more of her side of the story to be revealed. She has a lot to say, a lot to bring to the table. And at some point, I suspect that will happen. Its not going to be seriously even talked about until she is no longer on probation or part of any court or prosecution," said Mason.

Casey Anthony's probation will be up in September. Mason says we likely will not see her until she has to appear in court to defend herself in a civil lawsuit filed by Zenaida Gonzalez. She's a woman with the same name nanny Casey told investigators kidnapped her child. That child is scheduled for the first week of January 2013.

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