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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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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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A Mother’s Isolation

By Editor / 10/01/2018 / 7 Comments

Mother Feels Guilt and Isolation While Son is Incarcerated

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Thank you Anonymous for sharing your heartfelt story about your feelings of guilt and isolation while your son is serving his sentence and everything that you have been through.  With over six million people in the prison system and over 10% of the population on the outside supporting them, you are definitely not alone and deserve  support and help.… [Read More...]

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Prison Reform: Why should YOU care?

By Editor / 09/02/2018 / 2 Comments

Event to Discuss Prison Reform

If you are anywhere near St. Augustine, Florida, on September 9, this is the event to attend! The event begins at 5pm at the Corazon Cinema and Cafe. There will be a discussion of prison reform and the effects of prison on families and communities.… [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 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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Prison: The Hidden Sentence™ Has Been Helping Family Members of the Incarcerated for Three Years

By Editor / 06/27/2018 / 0 Comments

Here’s What’s Next

prisonthehiddensentence.comPrison: The Hidden Sentence  is looking for the right partners who can help us further our efforts for family members of the incarcerated.

Prison: The Hidden Sentence ™ has been raising awareness, empathy, and providing education for three years for this often forgotten group of children and adults who are serving their own sentence on the outside.… [Read More...]

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Keep the Momentum Going for Prison: The Hidden Sentence™ Community

By Editor / 06/17/2018 / 0 Comments

Prisonthehiddensentence.comYou Can Help “Prison: The Hidden Sentence ™” Grow

Prison: The Hidden Sentence  is looking for new supporters who can help us further our efforts for family members of the incarcerated.

Prison: The Hidden Sentence ™ has been raising awareness, empathy, and support for over three years for this often forgotten group of children and adults who are serving their own sentence on the outside.… [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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I’m the youngest of three.… [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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Caged:  When the Iron House Doors Open

By Editor / 07/02/2017 / 7 Comments

Coming Home

After years of waiting and counting down, it is almost time for the gates on the Iron House to open and your loved one to step through and come home. Your greatest dream and your worst nightmare are about to be realized…yes, it is your loved one and no, you don’t know this person anymore.… [Read More...]

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The Kenneth Hunt Story

By Editor / 06/26/2017 / 0 Comments

How Kenneth Hunt was convicted of 3rd-degree burglary and received a death sentence by his wife and her boyfriend


Kenneth Hunt was no stranger to incarceration. He had spent half of his 27 years behind bars. Doing time was not a problem for him.… [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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Tips to Navigate the Prison System

Tips to Navigate the Prison System

By Editor / 04/28/2017 / 0 Comments

Breaking Free: Tips to Navigate the Prison System

While it appears on the surface that society as a whole looks down on prisoners and their families, they represent a significant portion of the population. More than 2 million people are held in American prisons, jails and correctional facilities.

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Visiting Your Loved One In Prison – What You Should Know

By Editor / 01/19/2015 / 2 Comments

How to Prepare for Visiting Your Loved One in Prison

Prisonthehiddensentence.comIt’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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