Friends and families arrive at the state prison in Florence to visit loved ones in solitary confinement. Inmates sit in cubicles behind thick glass and speak to the visiting family member through…
While in prison the 17th century English poet, Richard Lovelace penned, "To Althea, From Prison". The last stanza illustrates an ability to emotionally transcend self imposed or human created barriers.
Stone walls do not a prison make,
Nor iron bars a…Continue
Healing From Incarceration
By Chris Dowling
Calls ring in on my phone from New Jersey, California, Wisconsin and Texas to discuss how to organize a support group of families and friends of the incarcerated. I spend a great deal of time on each call sharing my experiences of forming Loved Ones Incarcerated Support Organization.
Bottom line, I advise, start calling agencies that work directly or indirectly with incarcerated. Set up appointments to…Continue