When someone you love is arrested, the whole family is affected. This book was written to help you through the “system” of the legal process and, if necessary, through the transition to prison visiting.While this is undoubtedly an emotional and traumatic time, you are not alone. Other families have survived this trauma.
Several of those families have taken the time to write portions of this book and many contributed their opinions to the entire manual. Other writers are lawyers, and people in prison and family ministry who gave their time to write because of their concern for you and their hope that this information will help and strengthen your family. It was the kindness of those people that brought an initial version of this book to us, The Next Movement committee of the Trinity United Church of Christ Prison Ministry.