Friends Outside

Imagine the impact on children and families that have a parent or spouse in prison. Incarceration affects many more people than just the prisoner.

On any given day, there are an estimated 2 million children in America that have at least one parent in prison. How do these children and families cope with this family separation?

In California, there is a service called, Friends Outside. Since 1955, Friends Outside has been a visionary, pro-active child and family advocate helping families, children and incarcerated individuals cope with the trauma of arrest and incarceration, find a new direction, and move forward with their lives.


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