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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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Prison Families Hug

Prison Families Anonymous

By GDW Editor / 03/05/2019 / 0 Comments

I interviewed Barbara Allen at the International Prisoners Family Conference. She is the founder of Prison Families Anonymous and has been supporting prisoners’ families for over 50 years. You can listen to her story here.

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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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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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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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Vote Restoration for Felons

Restore Your Vote

By Editor / 09/30/2018 / 0 Comments

Vote Restoration for Felons
How Felons Can Restore Their Voting Rights

Today I’m talking to Aaron Esparza, Field Organizer for Restore Your Vote campaign, a project of the  Campaign Legal Center. He’s here to provide information about how ex-felons can restore their voting rights here in Nevada.… [Read More...]

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Sons Coming Home From Prison

By Editor / 08/22/2018 / 1 Comment

Re-entry after 37 Years in Prison

Can you imagine what it would be like having your sons coming home from prison after 37 years? I spoke to a very special lady who has done so much to support her sons and others traversing the prison system.… [Read More...]

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Straight Talk

By Editor / 07/29/2018 / 1 Comment

Straight Talk with Lawrence Weekly

Julia, Prison: The Hidden Sentence TM  (PTHS) founder, is getting the word out about organizations that are providing support to people with loved ones in the prison system.  She was interviewed by Clark County’s Commissioner Lawrence Weekly on the Straight Talk radio show on FM Power 88.1 .  Commissioner Weekly is very involved in his community and provides important information to his constituents and it was an honor for Julia to be on his show.… [Read More...]

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Victim to Hero Story

By Editor / 05/28/2018 / 0 Comments

Julia Shares Her Victim to Hero Story

International speaker, trainer, and digital media expert, Christina Aldan, interviewed Prison the Hidden Sentence’s Julia Lazareck.  Christina has a “Lucky Girl” podcast with a special “Transformational Series”. She interviewed Julia about her journey from victim to hero.… [Read More...]

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Prison the Hidden Sentence and Friends and Family of Incarcerated Persons

By Editor / 05/04/2018 / 0 Comments

Prison the Hidden Sentence™ and Friends and Family of Incarcerated Persons: Two Organizations With a Common Goal

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Julia Lazareck, CEO and founder of Prison the Hidden Sentence™, and president of Friends and Family of Incarcerated Persons (FFIP) presented to the Toastmasters Burnt Toast II club on May 2, 2018.… [Read More...]

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Family Supports Incarcerated Daughter

By Editor / 07/21/2018 / 0 Comments

Family Support for Incarcerated Daughter

A couple of years ago our daughter did get out, and nobody wanted to even recognize her because she was a felon…and that’s a shame.

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Step-Daughter Incarcerated

By Editor / 05/20/2018 / 0 Comments

Step-daughter in and out of prison

When somebody goes into prison, it affects the whole family.

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Today I’m here with Annabel who has a step-daughter that was in and out of the prison system for many years.[Read More...]

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26 Years on the Outside of the Steel Cage – A Daughter’s Story

By Editor / 02/19/2018 / 0 Comments

26 Years on the Outside of the Steel Cage – A Daughter’s Story

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Today I’m here with La’Jordawn, daughter of Obadyah Ben-Yisrayl, who is serving life in prison.  La’Jordawn has never known her father outside of prison. She was born when her father was facing the death penalty which was later commuted to a life sentence.  He spent 19 years on death row and has been in prison for 26 years at the time of this interview.… [Read More...]

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Family Shocked With Guilty Verdict

By Editor / 11/02/2017 / 4 Comments

Cold Case Murder Reopened

Today I’m here with Kristal who has a really interesting story she wants to tell us about and what she’s gone through having her brother in prison.

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26 Years in a Steel Cage

26 Years in a Steel Cage

By Editor / 09/16/2017 / 0 Comments

He’s Still Not a White Man

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Just take a second and imagine what it would be like to be incarcerated since 1991. Some of you weren’t even born yet! Think of all of the changes in the world since then that you’d get to see, but not touch or be a part of.… [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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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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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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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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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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