What can a Local Church do to Help My Family While My Husband is in Jail?

Churches nationwide work with jail and prison populations. If the first church you try doesn’t have a program, call other churches until you find one that does. It is worth the effort. Churches can do many things for inmates and their families.

Letter writing: As you know, your husband loves getting letters. Many churches have specific teams set up for letter writing. They can provide him with some male… Read more

Your Incarcerated Loved One is a Sex Offender

Society does not like sex offenders, but you love someone who was convicted as one. This puts you in an awkward position sometimes. Whether your loved one did it or not is now irrelevant when it comes to society’s attitudes. A conviction is all that matters. The following tips will help you navigate life while loving a sex offender.

Be cautious with mail: Unless your loved one gives you… Read more

What if I’m Going to Jail When I’m Pregnant?

If you are facing a misdemeanor charge, the worst-case scenario will be a year or less in jail. Apply any good time credit the jail allows and you could be out in a few months. Not fun, but doable. Except you just found out you’re pregnant. The idea of being locked up during pregnancy is scary. You never planned on feeling that first baby kick in a cell, but there… Read more

Jail and Prison Myths and Truths – What Really Goes On in Jails?

For many people the idea of being in jail or prison is a frightening one. Being locked in a building, surrounded by armed guards and layers of razor wire can be daunting. But is it as bad as television, movies and the media want us to believe? The answer is both yes and no. Read more

Criminal Courts – What Would Happen if Everyone Arrested Demanded a Trial of their Peers?

Statistics vary, but throughout America, it is believed that between eighty and ninety percent of people arrested choose a plea agreement with prosecutors rather than take their case to trial. Why is this, and what would happen if everyone exercised their constitutional right to a speedy trial by a jury of their peers? Read more

Ever Been Arrested? – The Fear and Confusion of an Inmate When He Finds Himself in Jail – Part 1

For those of you who have never been arrested and booked into a jail, it is nearly impossible to fully understand the trauma that an inmate has to deal with. This Article will attempt to provide you with a clear picture of the horror and stress an inmate deals with as their drama unfolds. Read more

Ever Been Arrested? – The Fear and Confusion of an Inmate in Jail – But, What About You? Part 2

For those of you who have never been arrested and spent time in a jail, it is nearly impossible to fully understand the trauma that an inmate has to deal with. This Article, the second in a series, will attempt to provide you with a clear picture of the horror and stress an inmate deals with as the days turn into weeks, the weeks into months. Read more

Relationships with an Inmate during Long-Term Incarceration – From a year, to a year and a dark day – Part 3

In Part 1 of this series we discussed the mind of an Inmate during his or her original arrest, the booking and the first week in jail – a time of pure hell. Part 2 dwelled on the Inmate’s first couple of months and his relationship with a close friend or lover, a period of transition. In Part 3, the final installment in this series, we will deal with the period in which most relationships completely fall apart. Those who remain together, however, can create an unbreakable bond that they never knew existed. Read more