More children in Scotland each year experience a parent’s imprisonment than a parent’s divorce.
“My son and his father had no contact for 6 months… I was scared to build up a bond again between them as I knew he would be going to prison again.”
The family is not guilty; anyone can have a family member go to prison.
“My family and friends don’t agree with me standing by my partner, therefore I don’t have any support.”
Imprisonment affects more than the prisoner.
“My family has been torn apart, my wife and I have separated, my daughter and her family’s relationship with myself is very strained, and her relationship with her mother is over.”
We can help.
“When my husband was in Edinburgh, I was told about Families Outside who guided me through some issues I was having with the prison and listened to me when I needed someone to talk things through with.”