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Life Inside Out

By Editor / 01/29/2019 / 2 Comments

48 Years Ago and Counting

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I unlocked the car door and watched my husband come through the gate, leaving razor wire and prison walls behind. Older, grayer, thinner, more reserved, more watchful; his face softened as he caught sight of me.… [Read More...]

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Helpful Hannibal Harris

By Editor / 10/15/2018 / 0 Comments

Police Officer to Consultant:  Hannibal Harris Helping Others

Thank you to Mr. Hannibal Harris for submitting this post:

Given the United States legal justice system. I think it’s safe to say, every citizen in some way has been affected. Many Moons ago, I had an uncle incarcerated and charged with sexual assault.… [Read More...]

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Sons Coming Home From Prison

By Editor / 08/22/2018 / 1 Comment

Re-entry after 37 Years in Prison

Can you imagine what it would be like having your sons coming home from prison after 37 years? I spoke to a very special lady who has done so much to support her sons and others traversing the prison system.… [Read More...]

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Elderly and Terminally Ill in Prison

By Editor / 06/26/2018 / 2 Comments

Aging in Prison for the Elderly and Terminally Ill

prisonthehiddensentence.comDealing 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...]

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Merry-Go-Round for Felon

By Editor / 06/20/2018 / 0 Comments

The Felon Merry-Go-Round

www.prisonthehiddensentence.comSometimes I forget that I’ve ever been incarcerated or the felon merry-go-round that I’ve been on. When I’m feeding the chickens, tending to my vegetable garden, or doing the every day tasks it takes to keep my parents small farm running, it simply slips my mind.… [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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Prison the Hidden Sentence and Friends and Family of Incarcerated Persons

By Editor / 05/04/2018 / 0 Comments

Prison the Hidden Sentence™ and Friends and Family of Incarcerated Persons: Two Organizations With a Common Goal

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Julia Lazareck, CEO and founder of Prison the Hidden Sentence™, and president of Friends and Family of Incarcerated Persons (FFIP) presented to the Toastmasters Burnt Toast II club on May 2, 2018.… [Read More...]

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Faces of Mass Incarceration Documentary and Panel Discussion

By Editor / 04/16/2018 / 0 Comments

Prison the Hidden Sentence™: The Effects of Mass Incarceration on Families

prisonthehiddensentence.comPrison 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...]

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The Effects of Mass Incarceration on Families

By Editor / 03/25/2018 / 0 Comments

Prison the Hidden Sentence™: The Effects of Mass Incarceration on Families

prisonthehiddensentence.comPrison 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...]

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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

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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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Clear CES Backpacks

By Editor / 01/08/2018 / 0 Comments

Clear Backpacks at Consumer Electronics Show (CES)

www.prisonthhiddensentence.comThe CES show is held in Las Vegas, Nevada, January 9-12, 2018. This is the go-to show for people around the world who are interested in the newest, coolest, upcoming, electronic gadgets. They get to preview tv’s, computers, robots, electronics and smart technology  before they hit the market.… [Read More...]

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Hope for Bug at his Parole Hearing

By Editor / 11/12/2017 / 0 Comments

Bug’s Parole Hearing

Bug’s Background

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...]

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Providing a Second Chance to Felons

By Editor / 12/19/2017 / 0 Comments

www.prisonthehiddensentence.comIngrid Deserves a Second Chance

Ingrid Lederhaas provided us with a link to her article posted in the Huffington Post, “As A White-Collar Criminal, All I Want Is A Second Chance”. She tells about how she ended up in prison, and how all she wants is a second chance:

Three years ago, I made a colossal mistake that changed my life forever.

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26 Years in a Steel Cage

26 Years in a Steel Cage

By Editor / 09/16/2017 / 0 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 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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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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Not Everyone is Free on Independence Day

By Editor / 07/04/2017 / 0 Comments

Independence Day – Land of the Free?

Human Rights Defense Center produces the Prison Legal News and provides information for people involved in the criminal justice system. Whether you are an inmate, family member, friend or professional, the articles are filled with helpful information.… [Read More...]

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Caged:  When the Iron House Doors Open

By Editor / 07/02/2017 / 7 Comments

Coming Home

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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

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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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Brother Died in Prison

My Brother Died in Prison

By Editor / 06/13/2017 / 0 Comments

My Brother Died in Prison Five Years Ago

It’s been five years since my brother died in prison from Hepatitis C. When I went to visit him that last time I didn’t know it was terminal. He was unrecognizable to me.… [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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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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