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Discussion in 'Forum for Polls' started by SaggyWoman, Feb 12, 2008.
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I have 2 first cousins who are in prison for murder, been there for around 25 years.
Jail, I would say a lot of us have been in jail, in our wild and reckless days.
My paying job takes me to prison two days a week. It's not actually a prison. It is a residential center for youthful offenders. Nevermind the double row fence topped with razor wire or two sets of sally-ports (double doors where you cannot open the inner door until the outer door has been passed through and locked behind you) or the guards. Oops, my bad! They are not guards they are youth aides. Civilized societies do not put their children in prisons. If it looks like a duck, sounds like a duck, walks like a duck..... it must be water fowl!
someone whose been in prison, currently not. Let metell you, just visiting is scary all that you go through just to get to the visiting room.
Before I knew better, I made a lot of bad turns. I have spent a little less than 3 years in prison.
It's NOT something I would ever want to do again. I have never understood the people the cycle in and out like it's nothing to it.
My life has been an up and down story. I have often wanted to write a book so maybe it could reach out and help others, but my writing skills are... well let's just say posting to the forums is hard enough at times.
Say that three times fast...
I know someone who has gone to prison. Sin is dreadful.
What was I drinking when I typed that?
I don't know, Saggy, but if you drive when you're drinking whatever it was and you drive like you type, you could end up in prison...
I know someone personally who is in prison in another state. I am only able to visit once a year and yes, it is scary going through all the locked doors. I cannot imagine being locked up like that.
I do have a prison ministry, but it only consists of typing, printing, buying postage and mailing a devotional once a month to 80 prisoners in several different states.
Many of you receive it via email from me, on behalf of my son Vern, who writes the devotionals.
I've put plenty of people there!
Sue, The scarest thing I think was walking the path between buildsing, from the reception to the visiting area, and all the razor wire every where. I know it upset me every week. It was just awful.
We live in California and my stepson is in a Federal Prison in Beckly West Virginia. He will be in for another 23 years. We don't get to see him but ones a year sometimes twice.
We have to remember that our choices effect others whom we love.
You didn't mention trucks, trains, mama, or getting drunk! :laugh:
Families of those in prison are victims too, they are the forgotten victims no one ever cares about.
I have a BIL who has spent much time in prision, for drugs and alcohol abuse. It is so sad to watch him destroy his life but even more so as how it destroyes the life of others
My brother has been in the pen since 94. I believe he is eligable for parole in 2010.
I agree most of the time people don't care, but God :godisgood: does care.
People sure have rallied around my friend's family too. I realize that's probably not typical, but he's the second person I've known that's had to go to prison and it's happened in both cases.
Have a young friend in prison - should write to him again - from his letters - it's gets lonely in there.
He's lost one leg from just above the knee - in an accident prior to going to prison - the accident has nothing to do with why he's in prison - but the lose of that leg makes it much more difficult to survive in the big house!
A friend of ours participated in a letter writing prison ministry at her church. Whose name you drew was totally random. Before long, she wasn't only writing him but visiting too. They married while he was yet in prison and she visited the man often. When he was released from prison several years later, he stayed with her a few months. Then he was off on his merry way, re-connecting with the woman he'd been with before going to prison.
Some folks can handle prison ministry; others not so much.