A new reality: prison visits and support groups

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Lives in Focus recently filmed a monthly support group meeting in Albany, New York, at which the mothers, sisters and wives of incarcerated family members sought support from among their peers.

They shared their daily tribulations and discussed long-terms concerns about their lives and relationships.

We will post short segments of the meeting over the next few months. This week, we meet Devon who describes how having two imprisoned family members has both drawn her kin closer while also stirring tensions.

SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS: What tensions have emerged between you and your friends and family during a relative’s incarceration? How have you soothed this strain or are you still seething?

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About Sandeep Junnarkar

Sandeep Junnarkar is the founder and editorial director of Family Lives Behind Bars.