5 results for tag: Mass Incarceration


Surviving Prison:Making Arrangements

Part 3 Before preparing for prison go through part 1 and part 2 of this series as making comprehensive, practical arrangements before going can save a lot of heartache for you and the ones you love. Even if you don’t have much in this world. There are several areas to address, this article is intended to help you think about preparations, not to serve as a comprehensive guide. Critical areas to consider include: medical and mental health, finances and property, social and emotional preparation for yourself and your loved ones, and spiritual preparation.  Prepare for prison:Medical and Mental Health If you have any serious health issues proper ...

Preparing for prison:Mentally and Emotionally

  Part 2 The first part of this blog series preparing for prison was meant to communicate something that we believe is vitally important. Prison will be difficult, scary, demeaning, and probably violent. Going in angry, self-righteous, and confused can only make things worse. Almost everyone goes in with some fear and anxiety; at least the first few times. Go in with the right mindset once, and you’ll never go back. New Fish I don’t know how much you can actually prepare yourself emotionally, except to have an idea of what you might be able to expect. When you first go in to a prison system you will be in a facility designed for ...

Holidays in Prison:Surviving Christmas

  Surviving Christmas with a Loved One in Prison Whether you’ve been coping for decades or your spouse / child / parent just went to prison for the first time, living through the holidays when someone you love is in prison just plain sucks. Christmas in prison can be a stressful time, but you will get through it. As an adult in the world, with a Loved One in Prison If the person you are missing was your spouse, parent, or child – in other words someone who was integral in your life – this time of year can be stressful for lots of reasons. You just plain miss them. Just because they might have done something bad doesn’t ...