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I Have a Family Member In Prison

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    Father With Additions

    Do not know where to start. Would like to turn this experience into a book to help others cope with the awful experience of having a father in prison for having child *********** on his computer. That is the extent of what I know. It has taken a toll on the dysfunctional family...
    greenandwhitepress greenandwhitepress 46-50 1 Response May 12, 2011

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    My dad. Haven't seen him my whole life

    or at least that I can remember. He called me last night, I almost didn't answer because I didn't recognize the number. He wants to make up for lost time. I hope he means that.
    krazykaylove krazykaylove 22-25, F Sep 8, 2014

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    Loved One Behind Bars

      I'm the owner and founder of Prison Transport located in Queens, NY. I have a sister who is currently serving 20 years to life on a murder conviction at BF hills correctional facility. After visiting her and hearing the stories about other inmates who didn't receive...
    prisontransport prisontransport 31-35, F Sep 17, 2012

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    Life Hasnt Been So Easy Since He Was Sent Away....

    when i was 10 years old my brother went to prison. one day in march of 2003 i was walking home from school, everything at that point was normal. then when i was getting closer to home i see all these police cars around a house and just alot of people running in and out of this...
    christine420 christine420 18-21 Mar 14, 2011

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    Uncle Gee

    I just met him not too long ago. (I was not in contact with my dad's whole side of the family my whole life until 2 years ago, long story). My uncle Gee was always in & out of jail for drug dealing, That side of the family is poor, always have been. What's even sadder is they...
    ShylaDevonne ShylaDevonne 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 3, 2011

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    Left With 3 Kids

      My fiance went to prison about a year ago. I was 5 months pregnant when he left us. When he went, so did the car and his income. He has only seen his daughter through glass a couple of times. Now he has moved so far away I can't even visit him. It was his 3rd felony...
    amandarachelle84 amandarachelle84 22-25 2 Responses Jul 4, 2010

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    Parole

    I dread the day the member gets out
    ryksteman ryksteman 56-60, M Oct 2, 2010

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    My Big Brother Daniel

    my brother is 22 years old, doing time in a wasco prison, hes my bestfriend id do anything for him, if theres anyone out there that wuld be willing to get to knoe him hes a loving outgoing funny respectful person who needs someone to talk to , please feel free to write him! hes...
    lorraine3249 lorraine3249 22-25, F Apr 8, 2013

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    My Brother...

    my younger brother is in prison.  he will not get out until he is in his 40's.  it makes me sad to think that he made a bad choice when he was 18 and by the time he gets out nothing will be the same for him.  Will he be able to make it on the outside or will he be...
    utgirlygirl utgirlygirl 36-40 2 Responses Nov 14, 2008

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    A Letter To My Brother

      , Tommy D!      Just wanted to say we miss you. I know life hasn’t been easy in there but I know you survive! It’s already Oct. and tomorrow is your birthday, I know your card is LATE. As usual what else is new. I’ve been...
    Neveah Neveah 16-17, F 6 Responses Oct 12, 2009

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    Unbelievable

    My son has always been kind of a live wire. He was a bully, he misbehaved, he has ADHD (+++). He stole from us, he stole from the local grocery store, he stole from other places. He starting smoking when he was 13. He is now 15. He starting having a drinking problem, but we...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jul 12, 2011

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    Do You Think This Right

    on the 10th feb this year my 14 year old sister got beaten up by grown man for no reason. the police were called and all the did was let him off with a caution because he has no previous convictions. my sister was beaten black and blue. my dad went round the mans house a week...
    beckyjayne beckyjayne 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 27, 2012

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    i began to write my brother this morning

    and just started balling my eyes out but i got through it because what i needed to tell him was important. hopefully he writes back.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 13

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    Teaching

    Let the Great TEACHER guide you to visit your family member in prison. Learn to appreciate all things you as a free person take for granted. Be supportive of your inmate, you might be the only light in his life. He did the deed , he does the time. He's been judged. Get over it...
    ryksteman ryksteman 56-60, M 1 Response May 7, 2011

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    Shocked

    My cousin is in gaol at the moment. I only found out a while ago about it. I was slightly shocked, he's a nice guy and was always funny. I know his daughter who's around 10, she's quite upset about it. I know I was when I found out, eventually. He won't be out of gaol to she his...
    Luangi Luangi 18-21, F Dec 4, 2007

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    He's MY Daddy! Why Can't You See Him Like I Do?

    This whole damn year of 2013 has sucked. Everyday, I have to put a smile on my face to appease my friends. They hate it when I want to talk about it. They hate it because they can see my pain when I talk about it. I feel like not talking about it hurts worse. Hell, I never had a...
    RebeccaMichelle RebeccaMichelle 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 17, 2013

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    Should She Have Known Better

    I have a sister. According to police she admitted to alowing her husband to sexually abuse her child. It is hard for me to believe. I thought she would know better. She is slow. She went to special ed her whole life and she is very gullible. I beleave the man she is with took...
    sadfreebird sadfreebird 22-25 2 Responses Feb 13, 2012

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    HELLO WELL MY FIRST TIME WRIGHTING ON HERE AND

    WELL wanted to share a little about my story. 2007. the worst thing that had ever happn in my family My brother and brother inlaw got shot Well my brother died n it was horrible since it was something so unexpected. my brother in law. survived n Just went crazy wasnt ok. he was...
    BeautifulMj BeautifulMj 18-21, F May 15

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    In A Matter Of Min My World Died

    Last week I was suppose to see my dad. WE were really close and talked all time. LOng story short my sisters and mom hate him. my man does not like him and he has a LOT of enemies. SO I text him Wednesday because we were suppose to see each other that night. he never wrote back...
    confused2118 confused2118 22-25 Aug 29, 2012

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    My 18-year old Son has been Arrested

    My 18-year old son was arrested yesterday for attempting to rob an ATM machine, damaging public property, and disorderly conduct. We have had our ups and down with him for several years now with drug use, but in most recent months he has been getting worse and finding himself in...
    ncrolley2451 ncrolley2451 41-45 1 Response Aug 6, 2012

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    Family Members Getting Released From Prison?

    Hello everyone, I am a casting producer with the show "Iyanla: Fix My Life" on OWN. Iyanla Vanzant is a life coach who helps people in need of finding the tools to recovery and mending relationships. We're searching the nation for families in need of Iyanla's help. Right now...
    IyanlaFixMyLifeCasting IyanlaFixMyLifeCasting 26-30 Nov 26, 2013

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    My Brother

    My brother was just sentenced to 4 years in prison and its broke my heart. Sure he wont spend that amount of time in prison but Ive never been without daily contact with him. I feel bad because he use to call me 20 miles a day and Id get cranky about it but now..not even one. Im...
    hywesley1 hywesley1 56-60, F 2 Responses Dec 22, 2010

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    No Visit

    My brother is in prision for the felony of selling controlled substances. He is expected to be released next year. I know that he feels alone there and our mother refuses to visit him because she just "dosen't feel like it." Praying for restoration for my brother, and our...
    LighterThanMiel LighterThanMiel 36-40, F Jun 19, 2013

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    Son's Dad Is In Prison...need Pointers

    In August of 2009 my husband went to prison. He was sentenced to 18 to 22 years for the molestation of an 11 year old girl. When he left, we had a 4 1/2 yr old boy and I was 7 months pregnant with our second boy. I stayed with his dad for about a year and a half. While staying...
    oliverm354 oliverm354 26-30 3 Responses Apr 3, 2012

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    Doing Life

    I have a stepdad in prison doing life, a little brother that has been in prison since he was 18  he is  now 32 and has 6 more years to serve, and a cousin that is doing 18 years.  What a waste of life!!!!!
    SHESSOFUN SHESSOFUN 36-40, F 1 Response Oct 29, 2009

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    My Husband

    ive been married for ten yrs and he just went back to prison for the 4th time since we have been together. he even beat parole 5 yrs ago and now just picked up another case and went back last week. he got 3 yrs this time but will only have to do 14 months. I hate it going through...
    bitchgoddess bitchgoddess 31-35, F 7 Responses Oct 2, 2010

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    My Bro

    My brothers inside for life 26 years for his 1st crime I was ment to go with the people who done it...... I blame myself daily for not going to control the situation....
    Ray1985 Ray1985 26-30 May 21, 2013

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    I Don't Really Consider Him Family Anymore.

    He deserves being in there! He will be there for a long long long time!! >:(
    AngryLittlePrincess AngryLittlePrincess 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 30, 2012

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    My first childhood memory is me

    and my dad making paper planes and sending them from the window of the flat in 5st. building where my grandma lived. The second is my mum leaving the house with huge bag, walking to train station and me pushing my buggy full of my toys. I was 3 years when my parents divorced. I...
    tripwithzip tripwithzip 26-30, F a week ago

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    My Cousin...

    i have a cousin in prison for molesting his daughters. he didnt want to but he had a problem and couldnt get help. he actully went to the police and told them to arrest him. then he didnt want to put his daughters through the pain of a trial so he just took the sentence that is...
    angelbaby21 angelbaby21 18-21 1 Response May 6, 2009

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    My Big Brother Needs A Pen Pal

    hes 22 years old, very handsome sweet and outgoing hes looking for a companion, a girl who is single from the ages of 18 to 28 who wuld be willing to write to him and get to know him, hes an awsome brother and an amazing friend , i love him alot i hope u will consider getting to...
    lorraine3249 lorraine3249 22-25, F Apr 21, 2013

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    Rehab

    My family member has been released. It looks like he has been rehabilited. God helped, and will.
    ryksteman ryksteman 56-60, M 1 Response Jan 23, 2012

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    A Father In Prison

    I grew up with a fantastic father. He worked hard, loved his family, and did everything he could for us. I didn't love anyone more than I loved my daddy. We had our ups and downs as a family while I was in high school. A lot of things happened. Then I was a sophomore in college...
    Madcap86 Madcap86 22-25, F 11 Responses Sep 12, 2010

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    My Older Bro Is In Jail Again For The 5,6th Time This Year

    all DUI charges, he keeps finding vulnerable older people to put him up, loan him money all with the promises of paying them back something too good to be true. He drinks and drives all day long in his van.he;s had 3 dui's in Tennessee  in the Last t 6 months and two in...
    valkyrieruin valkyrieruin 51-55 3 Responses Feb 21, 2010

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    My Dad

    my dad and I were reunited after 17 years of loosing contact. but when we were reunited it was through the glass at a state prison. My dad has a 14 year sentence and has completed 7 of them. It'd an everyday battle, he needs constant encouragement and motivation. I write him...
    missingudad missingudad 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 28, 2012

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    Sister

    She's in jail not prison. But nonetheless. It started when she 19 over the summer when I went to visit her and our mom in Pensacola. She was dating a guy. THe type that you know will be nothing but trouble. She was getting ****** up all the time. Then she got arrested for theft...
    relleaine relleaine 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 14, 2010

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    My Father

    My father has been in and out of prison my entire life and is currently up for parole...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 5, 2011

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    Grieving For My Mother

     My mother entered a CT prison last week and is serving three years for DUI's. She is a good person who has made some mistakes and im having a hard time dealing with it. Does anyone else have a parent in jail, especially a mother?
    kelsey2086 kelsey2086 22-25, F 4 Responses Nov 3, 2009

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    If I Did, I Wouldn't Be Happy

    If I had a family member in prison,I wouldn't be a happy chappy,So, I thank my lucky stars,I'm not in that boat!I feel sorry,For anyone that has,'Cos I'm sure it's not the place,It's made out to be!All it does,Is bring about sadness,And what help is that,To anyone inside?
    cndrewdrvr8 cndrewdrvr8 46-50, M Jul 9, 2011

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    Eve34 Eve34 18-21, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    any young people out there having to take care of their irresponsible parents? how do you cope? I feel like I'm losing my mind.
    sunchaserx sunchaserx 26-30, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    update: My mother has gotten worse. She is now claiming that her mother isn't her real mother. Her sisters murdered their dad and covered it up. ( in reality, he died due to a...
    MrsTran06 MrsTran06 26-30, F 7 hrs ago

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    I remember when I was younger I used to beg my parents for a brother or sister I think it went on until I was 13... Anyways at around 7 I found out I had half siblings. It's funny...
    justlilyg justlilyg 22-25, F 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    I am an 18years old girl. I love being independent . I love to socialise and meet different people. I like hanging out with friends . I like talking on phone and I like social...
    joxyz joxyz 18-21, F 2 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    I honestly feel like my mother couldn't care less about me.
    ImBadAtUsernames ImBadAtUsernames 16-17, F 1 day ago

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