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Juan Ortega and His Believable Art

By Editor / 11/05/2019 / 0 Comments

In this interview, Juan Ortega talks about how he created his believable art while incarcerated and shares how much it helped him. He shares about his relationship with his family and how important communication is. Listen to or read his insightful words: Transcript: (edited for readability): “There’s no eraser anywhere that can erase the past, […]

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Arrested

Arrested! Now What?

By Editor / 10/21/2019 / 0 Comments

Thank you to the Law Offices of Jeremy Gordon for submitting this post and providing information about what to do before and after you or a loved one is arrested. BEFORE ARREST Whether you are arrested for a state or federal crime, EVEN IF you are completely innocent of all charges, it’s critical to remember […]

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Children of Imprisoned Parents International

By Editor / 08/18/2019 / 0 Comments

Hament Farmand: Advocate and Storyteller This is Julia with Prison: The Hidden Sentence ™ , and I’m at the 10th Annual International Prisoner’s Family Conference. I’m here with Hamed Farmand who is an advocate and storyteller. He is founder of Children of Imprisoned Parents International (COIPI). We had a nice opportunity to spend some time […]

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Secondary Stigma

Secondary Stigma Related to Prison

By Editor / 08/08/2019 / 0 Comments

There’s a Secondary Stigma Just Knowing Somebody That’s Incarcerated We’re at the 10th Annual International Prisoners Family Conference and I’m here with Heather Moore.  She is working on her thesis and has researched secondary stigma related to prison. Listen to interview here: Transcript (edited for readability): Julia:  Heather, it’s just been so nice meeting you and […]

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Faces of Innocence

By Editor / 07/11/2019 / 0 Comments

This is Julia with Prison: The Hidden Sentence™. I’m here today with Janet from Louisiana and she has a loved one who’s incarcerated. She’s become close with the family while her loved one, Jerome, is incarcerated, and talks about the Faces of Innocence.  Janet is going to share with us how she’s been affected by […]

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Families Outside

By Editor / 06/23/2019 / 0 Comments

Families Outside is an organization in Scotland that provides support to children and families that have loved ones in the prison system. Laura van der Hoeven presented at the 10th annual International Prisoner’s Family Conference and provided insights on how prison visits are handled differently for families in Scotland and how Families Outside supports those […]

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ACLU Khalil Rushdan

By Editor / 06/15/2019 / 0 Comments

Khalil Rushdan is with the Arizona ACLU and creates partnerships with community leaders and other organizations. He exemplifies someone who truly gives back to the community and helps others. Khalil’s life could’ve taken a different turn, however he’s taken his life experiences and turned them into positive forward movement for himself and the communities he […]

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Both Parents Incarcerated

By Editor / 05/15/2019 / 0 Comments

Having Both Parents Incarcerated Led To a Career in Understanding and Helping Others Julia, CEO and founder of Prison: The Hidden Sentence™, met Bree in Las Vegas a few years ago. This interview took place in Dallas at the International Prisoners’ Family Conference. Bree recently graduated from the University of Nevada – Las Vegas, and […]

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Signing Her Way to Love

By Editor / 04/28/2019 / 0 Comments

Hi. This is Julia with “Prison: the Hidden Sentence”. And I’m at the International Prisoners Family Conference and I’m sitting here with Dawn, who wants to share a great story with us. Dawn, thank for joining me. (Minor edits for readability) Dawn: Thank you for asking me. This is my first time at this conference […]

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Ridge Project Helping Families and Reducing Recidivism

By Editor / 03/30/2019 / 0 Comments

Julia: This is Julia with Prison: The Hidden Sentence™. I’m here at the International Prisoners Family Conference with Ron and Cathy Tijerina from the RIDGE Project. Their program is called Tyro and is instrumental family reunification and in reducing recidivism. Thank you so much for joining me here today. This has been such a great […]

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Die Jim Crow

Die Jim Crow is Making Music and More!

By Editor / 03/23/2019 / 0 Comments

Julia:                    Hi, this is Julia with Prison: The Hidden Sentence™ and I’m here at the International Prisoners Family Conference speaking with Fury Young, founder of Die Jim Crow. Fury, last year we spoke about what you’re doing and if you could you update us and what you’ve accomplished in the past year. You can listen […]

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Strong Prison Wives and Families

By Editor / 03/13/2019 / 2 Comments

I interviewed Rosanne Clausen at the International Prisoners Family Conference.  She is the founder and president of Strong Prison Wives and Family. You can listen to her interview here: (Minor edits for readability) Julia:                    It’s so great to finally meet you! Could tell us a little bit about your group? Rosanne:            Actually, I developed the […]

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Children of Incarcerated Parents Workshop

By Editor / 01/31/2019 / 0 Comments

FFIP, Prison: The Hidden Sentence™, and Emma’s House Present a Workshop for Children of Incarcerated Parents FFIP* and Prison: The Hidden Sentence™  are hosting a workshop with Emma’s House.  The workshop for children of incarcerated parents will be held in Las Vegas, Nevada, for children (7-12 years old) who have or had an incarcerated parent.  […]

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Life Inside Out

By Editor / 01/29/2019 / 0 Comments

48 Years Ago and Counting I unlocked the car door and watched my husband come through the gate, leaving razor wire and prison walls behind. Older, grayer, thinner, more reserved, more watchful; his face softened as he caught sight of me. He began his long walk across the prison parking lot toward freedom, “Re-entry” and […]

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2019 Is Here and We’re Ready!

By Editor / 12/31/2018 / 0 Comments

We’re saying goodbye to 2018 and rolling in 2019. We believe 2019 is going to be the step-up year! Making positive changes one step at a time! Prison: The Hidden Sentence™ posted our first story, “Visiting Your loved One in Prison – What you should know”, in January of 2015.  We’ve learned a lot since […]

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December’s Give Back Winner

By Editor / 12/30/2018 / 0 Comments

Prison: The Hidden Sentence™ was recognized by America First Credit Union as December’s Give Back organization. Julia Lazareck, Prison: The Hidden Sentence™ founder, accepted the award on the Morning Blend. Click below to view short presentation. America First Credit Union presentation on the Morning Blend. Feel free to share…TwitterFacebookLinkedinPinterestemail

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FFIP Holiday Party

By Editor / 12/23/2018 / 0 Comments

Friends and Family of Incarcerated Persons, Inc. (FFIP) is a non-profit organization that provides support to people who have loved ones in the prison system.  Support is provided through meetings, communication, education and events like the annual FFIP Holiday Party.  The FFIP Holiday Party provides a safe environment for family members to come together and […]

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Underwire Bra Dilemma

By Editor / 12/08/2018 / 0 Comments

Visitor’s Cannot Wear Underwire Bra If you are a woman, could you imagine being turned away from visiting your loved one because of the type of bra you’re wearing?  Well nowadays you can be turned away from a visit if you are wearing an underwire bra. Phyllis witnessed an event with an elderly woman who, […]

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FFIP Annual Holiday Party

By Editor / 12/02/2018 / 0 Comments

You’re Invited to the FFIP Annual Holiday Party! The FFIP Annual Holiday Party is going to be held on Saturday, December 15, 2018, from 6pm-8pm at the Episcopal Church in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Episcopal Church has donated their event hall for FFIP to host this event.  The FFIP Annual Holiday Party is for the […]

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Tough Love for Sons in Prison

By Editor / 11/27/2018 / 0 Comments

 Sons In Prison at 16 Years Old “We got a call in the middle of the night from the sheriff that they were arresting him for being under the influence of drugs. We went to where they were arresting him to talk to the police officers and then they took him to jail.” TRANSCRIPT: (Minor […]

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One Empty Seat at Thanksgiving

By Editor / 11/20/2018 / 0 Comments

Our First Thanksgiving Without Him My brother was missing from the Thanksgiving table that year.  Several weeks before, he was found guilty and sentenced to life in prison.  He was still being processed, so we didn’t know where he was going to be sent, we didn’t know when we’d be approved to visit him, and […]

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Workshop for Children of Incarcerated Parents

By Editor / 11/03/2018 / 0 Comments

FFIP, Prison: The Hidden Sentence™, and Emma’s House Present a Workshop for Children of Incarcerated Parents FFIP* and Prison: The Hidden Sentence™  are hosting a workshop with Emma’s House.  The workshop for children of incarcerated parents will be held in Las Vegas, Nevada, for children (7-12 years old) who have or had an incarcerated parent.  […]

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INTERNATIONAL PRISONERS FAMILY CONFERENCE – NICOLE RICHARDSON

By Editor / 11/03/2018 / 0 Comments

Nicole Richardson – Poet at the International Prisoners Family Conference and Beyond! The 10th annual InterNational Prisoners Family Conference was held October 10-12 in Dallas, Texas.  One of the bright lights in the conference were readings from the poetry of Nicole Richardson.  Her writings are compelling and draw you in and you’ll want to hear […]

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Closing the Empathy Gap

By Editor / 10/27/2018 / 0 Comments

10th Annual International Prisoners Family Conference This year’s conference was held in Dallas, Texas, October 10-12, 2018. Carolyn Esparza has been leading the way and bringing people together at every one of these conferences for the past 10 years! Her insight to the affects of incarceration on families and communities has enabled her to bring […]

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