For those of you who forgot that the incarcerated humans in this country are indeed just that – human – I’d like you to think on this the next time you talk about “inmates, criminals, convicts, etc.”
These humans have families and those who love them, despite whatever they did.… [Read More...]Read More
Visiting a prison was never what I imagined would be a part of my life – yet here I am, a “regular”. My first visit was about 6 ½ years ago when a woman I met asked if I would like to meet her husband who was serving a life sentence.… [Read More...]Read More
Human Rights Defense Center produces the Prison Legal News and provides information for people involved in the criminal justice system. Whether you are an inmate, family member, friend or professional, the articles are filled with helpful information.… [Read More...]Read More
After years of waiting and counting down, it is almost time for the gates on the Iron House to open and your loved one to step through and come home. Your greatest dream and your worst nightmare are about to be realized…yes, it is your loved one and no, you don’t know this person anymore.… [Read More...]Read More
Looking at this picture it would be difficult for most people to determine if he’s a Corrections Officer or a Convict? Well Officer T is a Corrections Officer and has been gracious enough to share insights into how he interacts with inmates and families in the prisons and jails that he’s worked in.… [Read More...]Read More
Anyone who has passion, concern, and a sense of accountability for our society in the United States would benefit from this conference. There is a group of hidden people in our society who need visibility and the conference provides this.… [Read More...]Read More
While it appears on the surface that society as a whole looks down on prisoners and their families, they represent a significant portion of the population. More than 2 million people are held in American prisons, jails and correctional facilities.
The 10th Annual InterNational Prisoner’s Family Conference will be held October 10-12, 2017 in Dallas, Texas. Just ten years ago, this conference was only an IDEA bounced around with a few like-minded friends until we took a deep breath and made a very bold step of faith to activate that idea solely on the “Field of Dreams Principle:” Build it and they will come! … [Read More...]Read More
The 9th Annual InterNational Prisoner’s Family Conference will be held May 3 – 5, 2017 in Dallas, Texas. Just nine years ago, this conference was only an IDEA bounced around with a few like-minded friends until we took a deep breath and made a very bold step of faith to activate that idea solely on the “Field of Dreams Principle:” Build it and they will come! … [Read More...]Read More
In Part 1 of Yvonne’s story she spoke of her dad being in prison. In Part 2 of that interview, Yvonne described what it was like having a mom and dad in prison and taking care of her siblings.… [Read More...]Read More
Wendi’s son was arrested and spent 10 years in prison. She shares her story about what it was like when her son was arrested, the court sentence, driving him to prison to serve his sentence and the things she learned during the 10 years he spent in prison. She also shares the joy of what it was like the day he was released from prison.… [Read More...]Read More
Children Heard and Seen provides support to children of incarcerated parents. They are based in the UK and provide mentoring and support for the children and are currently looking for grandparents of incarcerated children to interview for a research project.… [Read More...]Read More
Friends and Family of Incarcerated Persons (FFIP) is a support group in Southern Nevada for people who have loved ones in prison. This group has been helping people for over 16 years and been hosting holiday parties for over 10 years! … [Read More...]Read More
When a loved one ends up in jail or prison, one of your first thoughts will probably be “When will I get to see them again?”
Of course, if you’ve never visited an inmate before, the thought of doing so may be intimidating – even outright frightening.… [Read More...]Read More
I’m here with Myra and her son was arrested at home over eight years ago, and she’s never forgotten the site of having her son arrested and being taken away.
During that time she’s actually taken a positive twist to having a son in prison and using her legal background to help others. … [Read More...]Read More
We received a message from Gideon’s Promise on our Twitter @hiddensentence account. We hadn’t heard of them before and checked out their website and we were impressed! This organization trains Public Defenders to see our loved ones as people and not just numbers going through the legal system. … [Read More...]Read More
If it’s going to be your first or twenty-first time visiting your loved one in prison, this podcast has helpful information for visiting prison that can make your visits easier.
Today I want to talk about what it’s like going to visit your loved in prison. … [Read More...]Read More
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