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Son in Prison

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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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A Mother’s Isolation

By Editor / 10/01/2018 / 5 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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Mother With Two Sons in Prison

By Editor / 06/27/2018 / 3 Comments

Two Sons in Prison’m a 59 year old mother with two sons in prison.  One has been gone for 18 years and the other for 19 years.  One  is 37 and the other turned 39 today. I’ve been holding the pain in for many years and today I heard the pain and hurt in my son’s voice.… [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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Holiday Table Empty Chair

By Editor / 12/04/2017 / 0 Comments

The Empty Chair at the Holiday Table

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...]

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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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Post-Prison Recovery

By Editor / 03/05/2017 / 2 Comments

The Importance of Making Your Loved-Ones Active in Post-Prison Recovery

Prison is very difficult for the individuals going to prison as well as their time spent in prison and their post-prison recovery. Yet, what’s not often talked about is how the family feels about it.… [Read More...]

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10 Years in Prison

My son was arrested and spent 10 years in prison

By GDW Editor / 09/05/2016 / 9 Comments

Wendi’s son was arrested and spent 10 years in prison.   She shares her story about what it was like when her son was arrested, the court sentence, driving him to prison to serve his sentence and the things she learned during the 10 years he spent in prison. She also shares the joy of what it was like the day he was released from prison.… [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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Son Arrested at Home

My son was arrested at home

By Editor / 10/18/2016 / 0 Comments

I’m here with Myra and her son was arrested at home over eight years ago, and she’s never forgotten the site of having her son arrested and being taken away.

During that time she’s actually taken a positive twist to having a son in prison and using her legal background to help others.   … [Read More...]

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Mom's Prison Sentence

Mom’s Serving a Prison Sentence Even Though She’s Not Behind Bars

By Editor / 05/28/2016 / 1 Comment

Mom's Prison Sentence

Mom’s Prison Sentence

You say you’re in hell paying your debt.
Well, I’m in solitary confinement, on this you can bet.
You are forced to face and pay for your error.
I hide from living life, stay to self, avoid mirrors.… [Read More...]

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Son In Prison

Son in Prison

By Editor / 05/09/2015 / 4 Comments


My son is in prison

My son wasn’t living with us at the time; we had kicked him out of the house 2-3 weeks prior. He moved in with a friend down the street: he was 17. I was happy he was down the street, but I had no idea he had a drug problem.… [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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