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...]Read More
We’re saying goodbye to 2018 and rolling in 2019. We believe 2019 is going to be the step-up year! Making positive changes one step at a time!
Prison: The Hidden Sentence™ posted our first story, “Visiting Your loved One in Prison – What you should know”, in January of 2015. We’ve learned a lot since then and we’ve been delivering on our mission to raise awareness on the affects of incarceration on families, children, and communities, to humanize the prison family. It’s not just someone “over there” or “them”, it’s right here and it could happen to you, and it affects all of us.… [Read More...]Read More
Friends and Family of Incarcerated Persons, Inc. (FFIP) is a non-profit organization that provides support to people who have loved ones in the prison system. Support is provided through meetings, communication, education and events like the annual FFIP Holiday Party. The FFIP Holiday Party provides a safe environment for family members to come together and celebrate the holidays with others who understand and support each other.… [Read More...]Read More
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PTHS: I’m here today with Marie who has had two sons that were incarcerated.… [Read More...]Read More
My brother was missing from the Thanksgiving table that year. Several weeks before, he was found guilty and sentenced to life in prison. He was still being processed, so we didn’t know where he was going to be sent, we didn’t know when we’d be approved to visit him, and we didn’t know when we’d be able to visit him.… [Read More...]Read More
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...]Read More
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...]Read More
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...]Read More
This 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...]Read More
Dealing with an elderly parent with Alzheimer’s and having a brother that passed away in prison from a terminal illness, has made me pay more attention to articles and information about people in prison that are elderly and terminally ill. … [Read More...]Read More
This Pennsylvania Support Group was started when 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...]Read More
Prison the Hidden Sentence™ and Friends and Family of Incarcerated Persons (FFIP) sponsored the “Faces of Mass Incarceration” documentary and panel discussion at UNLV’s Radical Consciousness Conference on April 13, 2018. … [Read More...]Read More
Prison the Hidden Sentence™ and Friends and Family of Incarcerated Persons (FFIP) are sponsoring two sessions at UNLV’s Radical Consciousness Conference on April 13, 2018, 9am – 3:30pm. More information about the event can be found at https://ffipnv.org/event/prison-the-hidden-sentence-effects-of-mass-incarceration-on-families/
Since the 1980s, U.S.… [Read More...]Read More
It is no coincidence National Prisoner Family Month is scheduled for the same month as the long established Mental Health Month — MAY! The scheduling is intentional.
For decades criminal justice advocates have implored the public to recognize a very important fact: the vast majority of prisoners not only need mental health intervention, but can and will substantially benefit from mental health intervention.… [Read More...]Read More
The Holiday season is upon us and many people have an empty chair at their holiday table. At this time, when the weather turns chilly and we move indoors to enjoy the warmth and safety of our homes and the closeness of family and friends, I am acutely aware of those not so fortunate: people who are out in the elements, either because of dire financial situations or mental and addictive illness.… [Read More...]Read More
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...]Read More
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