It is generally understood that prisoners’ families, particularly the children, are as likely to be affected by imprisonment as prisoners are. It is also accepted that it is difficult to maintain family ties and at times it can feel as though the whole family are serving the sentence also.
Breda Power – London Prisons Case Manager
My journey to become a prison visitor for the Irish Chaplaincy has been a long and arduous one and at time daunting. I remember the first time I acquired a set of keys to enable me to manoeuvre around the prison without an escort. I was told by the managing chaplain “go on then, get lost in the prison”. I cannot remember a time when I felt more vulnerable at work. Continue Reading