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Prisoner’s Family Conference

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There is important information here; helpful resources, encouragement and support. 

We welcome you to become an active participant. So plan to attend the  October conference – we’d love to meet you.  

The 14th ANNUAL IS BEING PLANNED TO BE HELD
OCTOBER  2022. 
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Note:  Currently we are unsure whether the conference will be live, virtual or hybrid.  However we do know that individuals will be able to register on line; there will be special rates for Students; Groups of 3 or more representing one organization and partial scholarships for prison family members.  

THE CALL FOR 2021 PRESENTATIONS WILL OPEN IN THE SUMMER OF 2022.  
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CLICK HERE FOR SUBMISSION GUIDELINES & APPLICATION.

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THE NEED FOR A PRISON FAMILY CONFERENCE

In 2019, our most recent “live” conference, these people found the conference meaningful.

The United States incarcerates more of its citizens than any other country in the world. With only 5% of the world’s population the U.S. incarcerates 25% of the entire world’s prisoners.

Incarceration is not about rehabilitation in the United States; it is an enormous lucrative business.  Forgotten in the quest to build a prison industrial complex are the more than 2.5 million people the country incarcerates, as well as countless children, family members and friends left behind, painfully traumatized by a loved one’s incarceration.

In 2020 & 2021, due to the corona virus pandemic, the conference was virtual. Only one Zoom screen shows here; at least three times the faces seen here saw the importance of this conference.

History tells us that 70% of children of prisoners are at risk for one day becoming prisoners themselves and at least 65% of prisoners returning to our communities will recidivate within 3 years (76% within 5 years) of being released from prison.  These unacceptable and tragic facts diminish the quality of life and safety of our communities for all of us and call for effective resolution.

Credible research finds strong family support during and following a loved one’s incarceration is crucial to the prisoner’s successful community reentry and family reunification.  We need resources to strengthen prison families and their support systems. The conference provides those resources.

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