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A Day in the Life of a Prisoner’s Family

Waking up for Patti Brewer is when the hard part starts.  Mother of two young sons and wife to a convicted felon, Patti has a very dim view of the future.  When the boy’s father was convicted and sent away for armed robbery and drug possession it was Patti who had to remain strong.  To her husband, the prisoner, family is everything, but he has given away his ability to care for them through his actions and now only Patti is left to care and provide for the boys.  With the help of her family, she is able to scrap by, but the financial burden is sometimes overwhelming and the stress often takes a toll on this mother.

Not only does she have to deal with the needs of everyday life, but Patti must help her children deal with abandonment issues and confusion.  She also must worry that her sons will end up in prison like their father.

Families of inmates need the support of family and the community.  If you are willing and able to reach out to a family in need, contact JPay.  JPay can assist with many inmate services.  The inmate may have broken the law, but their family should not suffer because of their mistakes.