"Clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience."
Be the Beacon of Light
in Someone's Darkness
INMATES LIVES MATTER
My wish when I decided to make this site was to educate the public on what it is like to be an incarcerated woman and what it is like to be a family (and friends) of a loved one who is incarcerated. In both instances, it is devastatingly life changing and heartbreaking. I want us to rise above the stigma of a person being an "inmate" to being a fellow human being on this journey of life; which we are all on together. And to understand that we are all fallible, we have all made mistakes in our lives and we all have regrets. But that also; we all have the ability to learn, change and grow given the right opportunity and support. In the best of circumstances, prison can be that opportunity to heal; not because of the prison system, but in spite of it. It can give all of us the opportunity for empathy, compassion and forgiveness - to care for "the least among us". Isn't that truly what life is about-to care about each other, to uplift each other and to share each other's burdens so that we all feel loved and supported on this journey. Isn't that what community is all about. The incarcerated are the lost and forgotten. We need to find them and give them hope.
ADOPT AN INMATE
If you would like to adopt an indigent inmate to give them support and hope through writing and possibly financially, please contact me as I have a list of indigent inmates from all 4 facilities. They always need stamps and greeting cards that they can exchange for things they need. Also you can adopt 1 indigent inmate and pledge 20.00 a month to put on their commissary account. When you do the money order it does not cost anything like it does on JPay. If you are unable to help financially you can do things like send them 10 assorted greeting cards and stamps that they can use to trade with. Help heal a broken angel. Angel Adoption certificates will be mailed to the inmate..
This site is dedicated to incarcerated and formerly incarcerated women in Florida. The focus is on helping current and former inmates and to let them know that they are not forgotten and that we care.
This is a link to the barbaric use of body cavity searches done to women in Florida prisons; only much more invasive: you get naked and then it is Squat-Spread-Cough. This is the 21st Century and we have body scanners. Not only are these violations of human dignity done after visits; but also before visits. I know families who keep visitation to a minimum because they don't want to put their mother, sister, wife, daughter through that kind of humiliation. In the future we will be starting a petition on Change.org to stop this abusive and humiliating practice.
Focusing on Incarcerated Women in Florida
INMATES LIVES MATTER
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