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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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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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Brain-Damaged Son in Prison

By Editor / 07/13/2018 / 1 Comment

No Rights for Parents with Brain-Damaged Son in Prison

prisonthehiddensentence.comThis is an unfortunate story that needs to be shared about a family’s journey through the trials and tribulations of having a son in prison. The difference here is that there are no rights for parents with brain-damaged son in prison. … [Read More...]

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Mother With Two Sons in Prison

By Editor / 06/27/2018 / 1 Comment

Two Sons in Prison

https://prisonthehiddensentence.com/siteI’m a 59 year old mother with two sons in prison.  One has been gone for 18 years and the other for 19 years.  One  is 37 and the other turned 39 today. I’ve been holding the pain in for many years and today I heard the pain and hurt in my son’s voice.… [Read More...]

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Pennsylvania Support Group

By Editor / 06/24/2018 / 0 Comments

Pennsylvania Support Group for Family & Friends of Prisoners

This Pennsylvania Support Group was started whenprisonthehiddensentence.com my lovely cousin decided to get himself into a pickle and get placed in a state prison on a three-strike rule. I was so mad at him that I didn’t want to talk to him or have anything to do with him.… [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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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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Hope for Bug at his Parole Hearing

By Editor / 11/12/2017 / 0 Comments

Bug’s Parole Hearing

Bug’s Background

My lil’ brother, Bug, was arrested at 16-years-old and convicted of second degree murder and given a twenty to life sentence. Bug has done a majority of his time at Pelican Bay for the exception of being transferred to Calipatria in Southern California. … [Read More...]

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Family Shocked With Guilty Verdict

By Editor / 11/02/2017 / 3 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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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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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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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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Volunteers of America For Prisoner Families

By Editor / 08/04/2016 / 0 Comments

Volunteers of America Support Info for Children with an Incarcerated Parent, Prisoner Families and the Community

The article below was submitted by Alanna Norman, Communications Coordinator for Volunteers of America Indiana.  Volunteers of America provides support programs including housing and senior care to people across America and have helped prisoner families.  … [Read More...]

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