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Prison Connections – No shame in having a loved one in prison

By Editor / 09/10/2017 / 4 Comments

No More Shame in Having Prison Connections

Prison the Hidden SentenceFor 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...]

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Prison Visits are Precious Times

Prison Visits are Precious Times

By Editor / 08/11/2017 / 0 Comments

We Have Learned that Prison Visits are Precious Time

Prison Visits are Precious TimesVisiting 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...]

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Incarceration Affected His Life

How Incarceration Affected My Life

By Editor / 08/11/2017 / 0 Comments

Incarceration Affected My Life, My Family and My Friends

Today’s story is from Karl who is sharing how incarceration affected his life and how he made it through the arrest, incarceration, and release through the love and support of his friends and family.… [Read More...]

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Not Everyone is Free on Independence Day

By Editor / 07/04/2017 / 0 Comments

Independence Day – Land of the Free?

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...]

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Caged:  When the Iron House Doors Open

By Editor / 07/02/2017 / 7 Comments

Coming Home

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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...]

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Kenneth

The Kenneth Hunt Story

By Editor / 06/26/2017 / 0 Comments

How Kenneth Hunt was convicted of 3rd-degree burglary and received a death sentence by his wife and her boyfriend

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Kenneth Hunt was no stranger to incarceration. He had spent half of his 27 years behind bars. Doing time was not a problem for him.… [Read More...]

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Corrections Officer or Convict?

By Editor / 06/18/2017 / 0 Comments

Interview with Corrections Officer T

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Officer T’s Story

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...]

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Brother Died in Prison

My Brother Died in Prison

By Editor / 06/13/2017 / 0 Comments

My Brother Died in Prison Five Years Ago

It’s been five years since my brother died in prison from Hepatitis C. When I went to visit him that last time I didn’t know it was terminal. He was unrecognizable to me.… [Read More...]

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InterNational Prisoner’s Family Conference 2017

By Editor / 05/08/2017 / 0 Comments
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Ninth Annual InterNational Prisoner’s Family Conference 2017

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...]

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Tips to Navigate the Prison System

Tips to Navigate the Prison System

By Editor / 04/28/2017 / 0 Comments

Breaking Free: Tips to Navigate the Prison System

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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.

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Prepare for Visiting Prison

What to Bring and Wear When Visiting Prison

By Editor / 04/16/2017 / 14 Comments

What You Can Bring and Wear When Visiting Your Loved One in Prison

During the 15 years that my brother was in prison he was in at least five different facilities.  It didn’t matter if I was visiting the same facility or a different facility, no two visits were the same. … [Read More...]

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Post-Prison Recovery

By Editor / 03/05/2017 / 2 Comments

The Importance of Making Your Loved-Ones Active in Post-Prison Recovery

Prison is very difficult for the individuals going to prison as well as their time spent in prison and their post-prison recovery. Yet, what’s not often talked about is how the family feels about it.… [Read More...]

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InterNational Prisoner’s Family Conference 10th Anniversary

By Editor / 09/19/2018 / 0 Comments

The 10th Annual InterNational Prisoner’s Family Conference

prison the hidden sentenceThe 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...]

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InterNational Prisoner’s Family Conference

By Editor / 03/11/2017 / 0 Comments

The 9th Annual InterNational Prisoner’s Family Conference

www.prisonthehiddensentence.comThe 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...]

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Mom and Dad in Prison – Yvonne Part 2

By Editor / 02/21/2017 / 0 Comments

What it’s like to have your Mom and Dad in Prison when there’s nobody to take care of the family

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...]

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Career Criminal Dad – Yvonne Part 1

By Editor / 02/05/2017 / 0 Comments

Yvonne’s dad was in and out of prison most of her life. He was a career criminal dad. Yvonne spent many years visiting her dad and taking care of the family when there were no other adults around.

This is a two-part interview.… [Read More...]

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10 Years in Prison

My son was arrested and spent 10 years in prison

By GDW Editor / 09/05/2016 / 7 Comments

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...]

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Research Project for Grandparents Caring for Children of Incarcerated Parents

By Editor / 12/31/2016 / 0 Comments

Children Heard and Seen:  Grandparents Supporting Children and Young People of Prisoners

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...]

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Ten Months In Jail Waiting for his Day in Court

By Editor / 12/10/2016 / 0 Comments

 Ten Months In Jail

Imagine spending ten months in jail waiting for your day in court?  That’s exactly what happened to Justin.  Here’s his story about getting arrested and waiting for his day in court:

Hi, I’m Justin and I’ve been out of jail since mid-September. … [Read More...]

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Friends and Family of Incarcerated Persons

Friends and Family of Incarcerated Persons (FFIP)

By Editor / 12/07/2016 / 0 Comments

Friends and Family of Incarcerated Persons (FFIP) Holiday Party 2016

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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...]

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Pigeonly Prison Visitation

The Simple Guide to Inmate Visitation, by Pigeonly, Inc.

By Editor / 11/19/2016 / 0 Comments

Inmate Visitation:

Inmate Visitation:  The Simple Guide to Inmate Visitation, Guest Post by Pigeonly, Inc.

Pigeonly Prison GateWhen 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...]

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Son Arrested at Home

My son was arrested at home

By Editor / 10/18/2016 / 0 Comments

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...]

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Gideon's Promise

The New Public Defenders

By Editor / 10/11/2016 / 0 Comments

How are Public Defenders Trained?

Gideon's Promise

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...]

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Helpful Information for Visiting Prison

By Editor / 09/05/2016 / 0 Comments

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.

Transcript:

What’s it’s like to visit your loved one

Today I want to talk about what it’s like going to visit your loved in prison.  … [Read More...]

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