My Loved One Is In Prison

This three-part article orients families experiencing incarceration.  The author provides leaders in churches as well as communities with a number of sources to guide persons in this process.   In addition, the resources outline severity of issues, personal experiences (by former inmates), how to work through a correctional system and ways to manage the situation.


This article explores the culture of the prison, its system and how one might navigate through it in order to be of support to an incarcerated family member.  The article includes latest statistics from the federal government Bureau of Justice, overview of rules and websites, real experiences from those who have been incarcerated, reading materials and programs, and recommendations for managing the family in crisis.  

This publication has been peer reviewed.
Publication Type: 
Web Article
Jenkins, Sandra
Year of Publication: 
Journal, Book, Magazine or Other Publication Title: 
Ministering with those in Crisis and Transition
UMC Discipleship
Date Published: 
Saturday, October 15, 2016
Place Published: 
Portland, ME
Board of Discipleship of the United Methodist Church (Global)
Jane P. Ives, Ed.
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