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...]Read More
Visiting 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...]Read More
When 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...]Read More
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...]Read More
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...]Read More
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