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Incarceration

Institutional Boundaries and Obstacles

Once your family member has been imprisoned, be prepared to be treated with suspicion and mistrust when dealing with prison authorities. You will have to submit a background investigation application to arrange permission for visiting privileges. Once visiting privileges have been granted, you will usually…

Social Barriers and Community Scrutiny

Coldness and distance many become hallmarks governing old relationships in a new unfamiliar way. You may find that you are no longer welcomed in some circles, while your children are excluded from continued contact with other children. Be prepared to receive U.S. mail from your…

Raising Children with a Parent in Prison

Children are particularly vulnerable to suffering, given their limited ability to process legal maneuvers or assess the actions of a parent in an unbiased manner. Children need to be informed and helped to process their own thoughts and feelings at an age-appropriate level. Support and…

Surviving Incarceration and Release

Surviving Incarceration and Release: It is not just the prisoner who suffers from the sentence imposed. The whole family (immediate and extended) are impacted by shock waves of rejection, suspicion and intrusion on personal privacy. The family serves its sentence in the community, while the…

SIN and Crime

All crimes are sins against God All sins are crimes against God. We have all violated His laws. The distinction between secular laws and God’s laws is artificial. Early Church Fathers developed the concept of NOETICS, which is the belief that sin/crime negatively impacts the…

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