Hament Farmand: Advocate and Storyteller 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). We had a nice opportunity to spend some time together and talk. Listen to the interview: (Edited for Readability) Julia: Hamed, it’s so wonderful to be sitting here with […]Read More
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. “…they saw their dad coming down […]Read More
Having Both Parents Incarcerated Led To a Career in Understanding and Helping Others 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. Bree recently graduated from the University of Nevada – Las Vegas, and is currently a professor at Wichita State University. She’s originally from Nevada, and her childhood was not the traditional or […]Read More
Yes, well thankfully my mother did not get incarcerated until I was about to graduate from high school. Whereas my father was in and out since I was about age five or six, and my mother was fighting a case. For eight years she fought her charges and her court sentence and finally at the end of all of these strings of appeals she ended up having to serve time. During that appeal period she […]Read More
Number of Children of Incarcerated Parents In 2007 it was estimated there were 1.7 million6 children of incarcerated parents, or with a parent in prison, in the U.S. In 2013 the number increased by a million to 2.7million2,4,5. Today there are more than 5 million8,9 children with at least one parent in prison. Imagine what it feels like for the children of incarcerated parents visiting their parent in prison. These children suffer more mental, physical and behavioral […]Read More
It’s really difficult to prepare for visiting your loved one in prison because each time could be a little different depending on the facility rules and interpretation by the guards. What will help you prepare is to be ready to expect anything.Read More
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