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Prison Families and the System w/ Carolyn Esparza

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Prison Families and the System.

November 7th 2013 - Carolyn Esparza LPC, Chair, National Prisoner's Family Conference and author of The Unvarnished Truth about the Prison Family Journey.  

One frantic call from the local jail catapults an entire family on a frightening journey that no family would wish to travel. Their traumatic journey encounters endless frustration and infuriating madness from which there is no escape. Millions of Americans are traumatized by the mass incarceration in this country.

The Unvarnished Truth about the Prison Family Journey is an exceptional resource for prison families, as well as those serving them in the fields of criminal justice, education, ministry and mental health care. The authors have over fifty years combined personal and professional experience with the criminal justice system. They weave graphic personal, legal and emotional perspectives into a rare and boldly honest look at the realities faced by prison families. They offer encouragement and hope for successfully navigating the journey.  Co-author:  The Unvarnished Truth about the Prison Family Journey Coordinator, Prisoners' Families & Friends United / www.pffunited.org / www.prisonersfamilyconference.org / Founder/Director, Community Solutions of El Paso / www.solutionsforelpaso.org