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Children of Imprisoned Parents International

By Editor / 08/18/2019 / 0 Comments

Hament Farmand: Advocate and Storyteller

Prison the Hidden Sentence

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
Prison the Hidden Sentence

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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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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Julia:                     Barbara was one of the many key speakers on the first day of the International Prisoners Family Conference.… [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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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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Prison the Hidden Sentence

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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Julia Lazareck, Founder, PrisonTheHiddenSentence.com

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

Prison the Hidden Sentence

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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