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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 Mississippi with a hit and run on an off duty police officer with their family in the car, When in jail he torchers me with collect phone calls and non stop demands for things I need to do for him on the outside, meanwhile he racks up my phone bill, pressures my with terrible guilt trips if I don;t want to do what he wants me to do. I truly feel he need s to be locked up somewhere because hes a menace to society, but I hat e to see him in jail at the same time, I think hes really in deep dodo this time and if I help him I wont be helping him but enabling him It all just sucks and I cant seem to go to sleep tonight .After I left hi in the jail tonight he was crying and saying he had to get out of there or he would die there

valkyrieruin valkyrieruin 51-55 3 Responses Feb 21, 2010

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PRAY FOR HIM AND SAND HIM BOOKS OF GODS WISDOM.HE'S THERE FOR A REASON .MAYBE GOD'S WANTING HIM TO TALK TO HIM TO TRY HIM FOR HAPPINESS.YOUR NEXT CALL TALK TO HIM ABOUT GOD'S PEOPLE WHO WENT TO PRISON.FIND IT IN YOUR BIBLE HAVE IT READ WHEN HE CALLS.ILL KEEP YOU IN PRAYERS.

I also have a brother who was just put in jail for drug trafficking. He has never done drugs, to my knowledge. He has never been arrested or been in trouble other than a few minor traffic tickets. I think he was used by bad 'friends' who hid the drugs and then sent him to a mythical job. Because it is a drug charge, the bond is so high we can't begin to pay it. Because it is a drug charge, the lawyers fees are considerably higher. We have sons in college and have no extra money at all to help him. He has no resources. I feel that I am letting him down by not being able to rescue him from this situation. I can't sleep and cry all the time. Any advice from those who have experienced this how to cope? I sent him a phone card, reading glasses, photos of his girlfriend and $50. I am looking for a lawyer for him, but it would have to be pro bono, and why would a lawyer take a case for free? They have bills to pay. What scares me the most is that he has to be on medication from the VA, (he is a Marine who fulfilled his contract and left with full honor), and they will not let him to to a VA center to get treatment. Lack of this medicine could kill him. Yet, I have less than a $1000 in savings, which I may need for myself, or my 4 children. I am torn and feel so guilty for not being able to financially help him.

do you think he has earned the time he is serving? is it a fair punishment? i'm having trouble coping with some mistakes my brother made that got him into trouble. he's about to go to trial and i'm hoping his punishment will at least be fair... thanks