Having Both Parents Incarcerated Led To a Career in Understanding and Helping Others Julia, CEO and founder of Prison: The Hidden Sentence™, met Bree in Las Vegas a few years ago. This interview took place in Dallas at the International Prisoners’ Family Conference. Bree recently graduated from the University of Nevada – Las Vegas, and is currently a professor at Wichita State University. She’s originally from Nevada, and her childhood was not the traditional or […]Read More
Nicole Richardson – Poet at the International Prisoners Family Conference and Beyond! 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! Through her poetry, she captures the thoughts and feelings of what someone on the outside goes through while their […]Read More
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. You can never give up, you have to keep in contact with your loved one that’s in prison, and give them the opportunity to contact you as much as […]Read More
Family Support for Incarcerated Daughter A couple of years ago our daughter did get out, and nobody wanted to even recognize her because she was a felon…and that’s a shame. TRANSCRIPT: (Minor edits for easier reading) Today I’m here today with a couple who had an incarcerated daughter. Their daughter was an in and out of prison for 10 years, and is now out on parole and has a two-year old son and doing well, […]Read More
Step-daughter in and out of prison When somebody goes into prison, it affects the whole family. TRANSCRIPT: (Minor edits for easier reading) Today I’m here with Annabel who has a step-daughter that was in and out of the prison system for many years. Her step-daughter is now out of prison and had been on probation for five years. Now she’s doing really well, however it’s been a long journey for her and her family. When […]Read More
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 […]Read More
Cold Case Murder Reopened Today I’m here with Kristal who has a really interesting story she wants to tell us about and what she’s gone through having her brother in prison. Listen to interview here: TRANSCRIPT: (Edited for easier reading) I’m the youngest of three. My sister and brother are eight and ten years older than me. My brother was arrested in 2007 and I think sometime around the early 2000’s, I had heard rumors […]Read More
He’s Still Not a White Man 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. That’s how Obadyah Ben-Yisrayl has been living for the past 26 years in a Steel Cage. He has an exceptionally close relationship […]Read More
Incarceration Affected My Life, My Family and My Friends Today’s story is from Karl who is sharing how incarceration affected his life and how he made it through the arrest, incarceration, and release through the love and support of his friends and family. He learned the meaning of true friendship and the value of freedom. Listen to interview here: One thing I learned is that people who have gone through hardships in their lives such […]Read More
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