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. TRANSCRIPT: (Minor edits for easier reading) Today I’m here today with a couple who had an incarcerated daughter. Their daughter was an in and out of prison for 10 years, and is now out on parole and has a two-year old son and doing well, […]Read More
Step-daughter in and out of prison When somebody goes into prison, it affects the whole family. TRANSCRIPT: (Minor edits for easier reading) Today I’m here with Annabel who has a step-daughter that was in and out of the prison system for many years. Her step-daughter is now out of prison and had been on probation for five years. Now she’s doing really well, however it’s been a long journey for her and her family. When […]Read More
Prison News Roundup Texas incarceration rate higher than Russia and Iran A Texas House candidate from Austin has promised to focus on youth initiatives to keep young people out of the criminal justice system, citing the high incarceration rate in Texas. A report by the Prison Policy Initiative shows Texas with the fifth-highest incarceration rate, 1,063 per 100,000 population. Russia has 475 per 100,000; Iran has 284 per 100,000. The international incarceration rates were taken […]Read More
What do a Norway prison and Portugal prison provide to their inmates that a US prison does not? In Michael Moore’s new documentary, “Where to Invade Next,” he explores what it could be like if the U.S. implemented new ideas and policies that are currently utilized in other countries and uses a Norway prison and a Portugal prison as an example. His coverage of the criminal justice system included visits to Portugal and Norway, and […]Read More
Visiting Prison from the Outside and Inside as a Visitor and Inmate Prison Perspective as a Visitor I went to visit a friend of mine in prison. I am a white guy and visited a black friend at a prison. It was weird because it seemed that the guards had a problem with a white guy visiting a black friend. So this was my first experience as a prison visitor (from the outside). I went to […]Read More
Rights and Privileges Inmates Have (and Lose) As a past correctional officer in California I thought it would be important for people to know about some of the rights and privileges their loved one have and lose when incarcerated. When someone is incarcerated, they will give up many of their freedoms that they enjoyed before going to prison such as: Using the restroom in private Being able to eat when you want to Being able to have the right to […]Read More
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