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Children of Imprisoned Parents International

By Editor / 08/18/2019 / 0 Comments

Hament Farmand: Advocate and Storyteller

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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).… [Read More...]

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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.

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Julia:  Heather, it’s just been so nice meeting you and hearing you talk and if you could just tell us a little bit about yourself and whatever you want to share with our listeners.… [Read More...]

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Faces of Innocence

By Editor / 07/11/2019 / 0 Comments
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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 his incarceration, as well as how it affects his children and other family members.

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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 children and families.… [Read More...]

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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

Bree Boppre

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.… [Read More...]

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Khalil Rushdan

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 serves.

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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.

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Dawn: Thank you for asking me.… [Read More...]

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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.… [Read More...]

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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.… [Read More...]

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Strong Prison Wives and Families

By Editor / 03/13/2019 / 1 Comment

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:

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Julia:                    It’s so great to finally meet you!… [Read More...]

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Life Inside Out

By Editor / 01/29/2019 / 2 Comments

48 Years Ago and Counting

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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.… [Read More...]

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2019 Is Here and We’re Ready!

By Editor / 12/31/2018 / 0 Comments
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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 then and we’ve been delivering on our mission to raise awareness on the affects of incarceration on families, children, and communities, to humanize the prison family.  It’s not just someone “over there” or “them”, it’s right here and it could happen to you, and it affects all of us.… [Read More...]

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December’s Give Back Winner

By Editor / 12/30/2018 / 0 Comments
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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.


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FFIP Holiday Party

By Editor / 12/23/2018 / 0 Comments
FFIP Holiday Party
Julia Lazareck, FFIP President, welcomes everyone while Santa greets professional pianist Whitney Phoenix and actress/singer Marianne LeMoine.
FFIP Holiday Party

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 celebrate the holidays with others who understand and support each other.… [Read More...]

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FFIP Annual Holiday Party

By Editor / 12/02/2018 / 0 Comments

You’re Invited to the FFIP Annual Holiday Party!

Prison the Hidden SentenceThe 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. … [Read More...]

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Tough Love for Sons in Prison

By Editor / 11/27/2018 / 2 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.”

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PTHS:  I’m here today with Marie who has had two sons that were incarcerated.… [Read More...]

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Underwire Bra Dilemma

By Editor / 12/08/2018 / 1 Comment

Visitor’s Cannot Wear Underwire Bra

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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.… [Read More...]

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One Empty Seat at Thanksgiving

By Editor / 11/20/2018 / 0 Comments

Our First Thanksgiving Without Him

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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 we didn’t know when we’d be able to visit him.… [Read More...]

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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

Prison: The Hidden SentenceFFIP* 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. … [Read More...]

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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

Prison: The Hidden SentenceFFIP* 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. … [Read More...]

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INTERNATIONAL PRISONERS FAMILY CONFERENCE – NICOLE RICHARDSON

By Editor / 11/03/2018 / 2 Comments

Nicole Richardson – Poet at the International Prisoners Family Conference and Beyond!

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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 more!… [Read More...]

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Closing the Empathy Gap

By Editor / 10/27/2018 / 0 Comments

10th Annual International Prisoners Family Conference

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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 important information and informative speakers to the conference so that everyone can learn, meet other great people, and leave with things they can do in their community.… [Read More...]

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Helpful Hannibal Harris

By Editor / 10/15/2018 / 0 Comments

Police Officer to Consultant:  Hannibal Harris Helping Others

Thank you to Mr. Hannibal Harris for submitting this post:

Given the United States legal justice system. I think it’s safe to say, every citizen in some way has been affected. Many Moons ago, I had an uncle incarcerated and charged with sexual assault.… [Read More...]

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A Mother’s Isolation

By Editor / 10/01/2018 / 7 Comments

Mother Feels Guilt and Isolation While Son is Incarcerated

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Thank you Anonymous for sharing your heartfelt story about your feelings of guilt and isolation while your son is serving his sentence and everything that you have been through.  With over six million people in the prison system and over 10% of the population on the outside supporting them, you are definitely not alone and deserve  support and help.… [Read More...]

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