I Have A Parent In Prison

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 24 People

    My dad is serving 12 years on his third strike

    (lucky I know). I have spent in total about 2 weeks with my dad my whole life. I am 20 now. He has no one there and I feel it is my responsibility to be there when no one else will. I love my dad I just can't get over the crippling awkwardness when I'm around him because I...
    MermaidSarah MermaidSarah
    22-25, F
    Dec 23, 2014

    Broken

    My whole life I have dealt with a two sided mother. She was diagnosed as bipolar when i was around eleven years old. She would go through phases of hating me, loving me, wanting nothing to do with me, and being proud of me. It was emotionally draining because I was a daughter who...
    Kyliebmartin Kyliebmartin
    22-25
    Feb 29, 2012

    Confusing Life.

    So I read a couple of other people's stories and most of them wished their parents weren't in prison and loved them. Things are much different in my case, well first of all I wrote about my life in another story but my father just got out of jail yesterday.(oh how i wish we would...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Apr 11, 2012

    My Name Is Harold Marchesi Jr.

    I was born in Seattle, WA on June 18, 1937. Both of my parents had been arrested for bank robbery. My mother was eventually freed by the court and sent home. My father disappeared into prison to serve a sentence for bank robbery. I have never seen him. I grew up with my mother...
    skyhigh4u skyhigh4u
    70+, M
    1 Response Jul 15, 2011

    My dad is in prison currently

    and has been for the past nearly 5 years of my life (My college years). He is due to be out next year...I've been so use to him being away that I almost dread his return. Things were bad when he was out and we've only just started to make things better.
    amecon26 amecon26
    22-25, F
    1 Response Oct 17, 2014

    My dads been in prison

    since 1998 for trying to kill my mother. I'm not 23 and have yet to visit or write him. I'm at the age where I can make my own choice on visiting him or not. I'm looking for someone who can relate to me. I've never talked about this because I don't know anyone who relates to me...
    shellyshellzz shellyshellzz
    22-25, F
    Dec 31, 2013

    I can't stop crying. My mom is in Federal Prison

    for 7 years for wire fraud. My mom was always the one who was there when I needed her but now I'm realizing all of the lies and everything. I thought I lived in Wonderland and was convinced my mom was magic but now I'm realizing that a lot of my life was one giant facade. She's...
    dontdothatttt dontdothatttt
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jun 13, 2014

    My farther is currently on trail

    for drug trafficking and a lot of related drug charges that led to a girls death. He's been in and out of prison my whole life but this time he isn't just leaving me behind he's leaving my little brother too whose 10 and worshiped dad. His whole family thinks his innocent and...
    leaguegirl97 leaguegirl97
    18-21, F
    Nov 15, 2014

    Reality.....

    So my dad is in prison right now..... He was put away when I was in 7th grade but my parents split up when i was in 2nd and was rarely allowed to see him. He would have been put away earlier but things had to be sorted out before. Now he seems to be like a stranger to me. One of...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Feb 24, 2012

    Aren't You Oh So Proud Of Yourself Now Father?

     Can an individual begin to even unlearn what our forefathers have taught us in the futile effort to step forward and see beyond all the unaccepted and unwanted beings and things in society? But what you have to understand that what they have done is to you...
    lilfallenangel lilfallenangel
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Mar 1, 2010

    My Dad Is.

    He is serving a life sentence for manslaughter, multipal duis, armed robbery and resisting arrest. It sucks.
    DanielH484 DanielH484
    16-17, M
    Mar 11, 2013

    Poem - Triangle Of Abuse

    I stepped off the bridge of normalcy So that I might just breathe for a moment in time I stepped off to find the real me that lies in the churning sea I walked amid the gunshots and screams Only to be crushed and tossed aside like a broken doll As I laid upon the...
    lilfallenangel lilfallenangel
    18-21, F
    Mar 3, 2010
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