Lawyer, dad, queer, pats fan
This piece is not a legal piece in support of her commutation. It is a letter about a friend. But glad you wasted your time explicating it.
Also, you cite BOP rules but she is not in BOP custody so that rule about books is completely irrelevant.
I met her in 2013 and in person in 2016. Seems clear to me from the passages you highlighted.