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New year, new goal…

My podcast, One Mother's Voice: In the Name of Justice , and this blog are part of my mission to explore and explain criminal justice news, trends, and issues for families of inmates. Families and spouses oftentimes are the only lifelines for incarcerated men and women who often come from impoverished or troubled backgrounds According… Continue reading New year, new goal…

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Why do mothers support incarcerated sons?

Years ago, when my 20-year old son was locked up at New York's infamous Rikers Island, I would visit regularly despite the long commute from Brooklyn to Queens, two or three hour waits in the crowded, noisy reception area, and short, but bumpy, rides on dilapidated buses to various "houses" on the island; most times,… Continue reading Why do mothers support incarcerated sons?