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Thoughts from an Incarcerated Father

By Anonymous Contributor Currently I am incarcerated at FCI Ft Dix, NJ.   I am about two and a half years into a 10-year sentence.  At home, waiting for me, is
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The Day Homeland Security Came

By Bonnie Hartley In 2017 my husband, of 15 years at the time, was arrested, and our family’s life will never be the same again.  I am a Special Needs
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Helping Children Cope with the Incarceration of a Parent

By Bonnie Hartley Having a parent incarcerated has to be one the hardest things to go through as a child. For younger children it’s a complete lack of actual understanding
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2020 Vision

In January of 2019, I made my first vision board. I had, however, played around with law of attraction journals before and understood how vision and action worked together. There
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Perspective

A beautiful message from Tabitha McCormick, a valued member and volunteer.  No matter the length of the sentence, it is never easy to maintain a relationship with someone that’s incarcerated.
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Letter from an Inmate

Most of you don’t know me.  I am not a writer, nor do I claim to be.  I’ll attempt to warn you about my personality, so you’ll better understand my writing style.  I
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Prison Wife Barbie

      I love analogies. I use them all the time, especially when attempting to describe something I am passionate about. They kind of just pop into my head
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About Us

Welcome to the official Strong Prison Wives and Families newsletter. I would love to have this be a monthly publication but will initially be bi-monthly as we develop it. I
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Let’s Get Social…Awareness

          Social Media, what can we even say at this point? 3 months ago, it was considered a vice almost, to spend time interacting online, rather than foster “quality in-person relationships.”  Well
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Phone issues again…(insert eye roll here)

Phone issues again…(insert eye roll here) By Gigi Taylor 4 words a prison wife never wants to hear…”I can’t call you.” For whatever reason behind it, be the phone isn’t
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Interview with a Death Row Wife…

Interview with a Death Row Wife… I know it’s been a hot minute since I’ve posted, so I figured with Mardi Gras break here in New Orleans, now would be
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Words on a Canvas

Words on a Canvas  It’s hard for a “free folks” (as our loved ones like to call them) to understand the prison wife world. Why we wait? What is life
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Choices and False Positives

C Choices and False Positives By GiGi Taylor Since today is International Women’s Day, and it’s been a hot minute since I’ve been on to write, I thought I would
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A run-on sentence

A run-on sentence By Gigi Taylor Another year, 2018. As we start the new year, we often think about choices: What choices we’ve made in the past year, and what
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Breathe. Meditate. Pray. Repeat if Necessary

Breathe. Meditate. Pray. Repeat if Necessary By Gigi Taylor “I am all alone.” This was one of the millions of thoughts I went to bed with as I slipped my
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A little faith…

A little faith… By Gigi Taylor Christmas. Yep, it’s one tough day to spend without your other half. You can ask anyone who’s had a loved one away from them
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My Mountain

My Mountain by Gigi Taylor “You have been assigned this mountain to show others it can be moved.” That is a quote my dear PW (Prison Wife) bestie, soul sister,
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Lifer Wife Mode

Lifer Wife Mode By Gigi Taylor Up and down, up and down…this seems to be the roller coaster of emotions I am facing this week. Right now, all I can
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Cages

Cages By Gigi Taylor Today I woke up early and headed out to visit. Angola is very different than other prisons because it is  a working farm and is spread
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Anxiety and Flow

Anxiety and Flow By Gigi Taylor Having anxiety is a battle in and of itself. Now add being a prison wife into the mix. It’s like a double whammy. How
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“Mom, I’m Marring a man in prison.”

“Mom, I’m Marring a man in prison.” By JoJo Matthews I recently told my mom that I am marrying Joey. She knows that he is locked up, she used to
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Wonder Woman

Published by Melinda Hull I was never a “superhero” person. Not really a movie person at all…but, my Love is. I caught a preview for Wonder Woman while sitting with
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Prison mirror hack

Prison Mirror Hack By Adam Clausen If you’re fortunate enough to still have a tile shower stall, instead of a shiny, new steel box, you’ve likely found yourself struggling to
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What do prison wives and turkeys have in common

What do prison wives and turkeys have in common? They both use such fowl language. Ba-dum-ching! I’m corny, I know. But now that I have your attention, I wanted to
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THEY TOOK HIM AWAY THIS MORNING- Nicole Richardson

THEY TOOK HIM AWAY THIS MORNING  By Nicole Richardson You can find this poem and more in Nicole’s book Broken Silence: The Thoughts and Struggles of a Prison Wife They took him
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