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I Have a Family Member In Prison

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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

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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Parole

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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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...
    playerazzi playerazzi 46-50, M 3 Responses Jul 12, 2011

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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 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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    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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    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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    I was raised to believe that being anything but the default was something to be ashamed of. I was raised to believe that emotions or feelings or anything real was a weakness. I was...
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    It's official. I want my grandfather to move out and get his own apartment again. I can't deal with him here, up my ***, in my business, every single ******* day. He is driving me...
    MeowOnMe MeowOnMe 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 2

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    hollygee hollygee 41-45, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    My brother is so fricken annoying. Haha. My dad acts like a teenager. My mom is always on her phone. I feel like im the parent. But at the end of the day we love each other and...
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    my boyfriend always find his self doing stupid things to get his self in trouble & I don't feel like I'm strong enough to lose him to prison ????.
    gotallthequestions gotallthequestions 18-21, F 1 Response