Families' writings about and to their Loved One
Many loved ones are impacted by the incarceration of one. Children's lives are instantaneously uprooted and flipped upside down, their identity comes into question. Parents' lives are torn apart and many fall into the arms of hopelessness and helplessness as they try to search for ways to help. Spouses grow weary, lonely, and depressed as half of them was ripped from their insides, never to be experienced in the same way, sometimes ever again.
Some of these loved ones have shared their stories and writings with us, and this page is dedicated to sharing their hearts, their stories, their lives as those who continue fighting daily for the hope of being with their loved one who is incarcerated again.
A Letter from the Daughter of an Incarcerated Father
My name is Ashley, I am 33 years old and my father has been incarcerated approximately since my birth. I'm not even sure how to begin describing what it's been like and how it's affected me. It's been a confusing life, filled with questions, doubts, and uncertainties with a huge, unfillable void and many false hopes and dreams. One of the deeper struggles I've experienced living with my father's situation is the question of "good" and "bad".