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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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Mother Waiting for her Son

By Editor / 03/27/2018 / 5 Comments

I’m a Mother Waiting for her Son to Come Home

My story is the story of a mother who spent hours waiting for her son to finish his piano lesson, to finish his swimming lesson, to finish his karate lesson and to finish his professional goal-keeping training.… [Read More...]

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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

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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26 Years in a Steel Cage

26 Years in a Steel Cage

By Editor / 09/16/2017 / 2 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 Visits are Precious Times

Prison Visits are Precious Times

By Editor / 08/11/2017 / 0 Comments

We Have Learned that Prison Visits are Precious Time

Prison Visits are Precious TimesVisiting a prison was never what I imagined would be a part of my life – yet here I am, a “regular”. My first visit was about 6 ½ years ago when a woman I met asked if I would like to meet her husband who was serving a life sentence.… [Read More...]

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Ten Months In Jail Waiting for his Day in Court

By Editor / 12/10/2016 / 0 Comments

 Ten Months In Jail

Imagine spending ten months in jail waiting for your day in court?  That’s exactly what happened to Justin.  Here’s his story about getting arrested and waiting for his day in court:

Hi, I’m Justin and I’ve been out of jail since mid-September. … [Read More...]

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Pigeonly Prison Visitation

The Simple Guide to Inmate Visitation, by Pigeonly, Inc.

By Editor / 11/19/2016 / 0 Comments

Inmate Visitation:

Inmate Visitation:  The Simple Guide to Inmate Visitation, Guest Post by Pigeonly, Inc.

Pigeonly Prison GateWhen a loved one ends up in jail or prison, one of your first thoughts will probably be “When will I get to see them again?”

Of course, if you’ve never visited an inmate before, the thought of doing so may be intimidating – even outright frightening.… [Read More...]

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Mom, I Killed Someone

Mom, I killed someone

By Editor / 06/06/2016 / 0 Comments

Mom, I Killed SomeoneA Mom’s Story

My daughter, Delores, was on the wrong path for many years.  My husband, our adult children, and I agreed that she should no longer live with us.  She had signed herself into a local mental health facility where she was being treated for bipolar disorder and drug addiction. … [Read More...]

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Perspective of a visitor and an inmate

Prison Experience as a Visitor and Inmate

By Editor / 02/15/2016 / 0 Comments

prison perspective of a visitor

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.  … [Read More...]

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Nobody Knows the Changes for Prisoner Families in 2017

By Editor / 01/01/2017 / 0 Comments

The New Year May be Full of Changes for Prisoner Families

Prisoner families should be aware that with a new administration rules could be changing in 2017.  There could be new laws and rules in place in your state or at the facility that your loved one is housed.  … [Read More...]

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In Prison 2016

Visiting Prison In 2016

By Editor / 01/03/2016 / 0 Comments

What Does Visiting Prison in 2016 Have in Store for You and Your Loved Ones?

What Does Visiting Prison in 2016 Have in Store for You and Your Loved Ones?

Well you made it to 2016.  All the wonder of what this year has in store for you and your loved ones is still an unwritten book.  … [Read More...]

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Visit to Loved One In Prison

My Story: First Visit to Loved One In Prison

By Editor / 01/01/2016 / 4 Comments

The First Visit to Loved One In Prison:  My Parents Son and My Brother

Visit to Loved One in PrisonWe had no idea what to expect during our visit to our loved one in prison; my brother, their son. The first time my parents and I visited my brother in prison there was a wedding.  … [Read More...]

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