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    Sharon says

    Thank you Monalisa for you. I have a daughter who has chosen poorly, “chosen poorly” being a euphemism for drugs and alcohol, prostitution, being in the penal system, and the rest of the ugly stuff. She has children, she is with the love of her life, and he’s doing everything he can to make sure that she is as broken as he is. I have spent years preparing myself for her incarceration and/or or death. I have been foolish. There are no such preparations. AlI I can do is pray that when it happens, that God will get me through.

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      Monalisa Johnson says

      Hello Sharon…. First let me say I’m sorry you have this in your life. I know its not easy. I agree there is not always a preparation that we can take in advance, but I believe that we can share so much with one another through our experiences. Please take sometime to download my FREE ebook at mytipsforthejourney.com and take a look at some helpful things you can do for yourself to cope better and even understand your daughter more. God will get us all through this I agree. Blessings,

      Monalisa

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    Ashley says

    I am not a parent of an incarcerated child but I am the child who was incarcreated at a georgia female prison. During the incarceration I I went thrue a series of health issues including cancer. It was so hard on my family and I and was taking a toll on all of us. Coming to visit was hard on them because they are up in age and it was a 3 hour drive but somehow they seem to be very supportive of me. We all make poor choices and the parents are doing this time with us. Thank you monalisa for your wonderful inspiration to not only my parents but for all parents. My parents met you several times in visitation and they always said that uwould be a great inspiration to others. Thanks

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      Monalisa Johnson says

      Hello Ashley! Thank you so much for sharing with us. I’m trying my best to be an inspiration. I am gathering more tools for us all to cope. I pray you get the help you need and thanks for being so strong to make it out and pursue truth. You be blessed my dear and God be with you and your family.

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    Gaylisa Carr says

    I really don’t know where to begin but just let me say that I admire what you are doing and your life is a mirror reflection of what I have been through with a few differences. Let me start by saying that I am a formerly incarcerated woman who spent thirteen years, eight months and a couple of days ( 1990-2003) locked up in Ohio for involuntary manslaughter. At the time of my conviction my son was three years old so you can probably relate to the emotional roller coaster that my life has been on since that time. I fortunately had a mother who loved me unconditionally and took care of my son to the best of her ability but she wasn’t me… Fast forward to 2003 when I was released and my son was seventeen and he didn’t know me, I didn’t know him but most importantly I had just begun to learn who I was so this combination was bound for destruction. Within a year my son was incarcerated and sentenced to five years then released only to go back within a year and is now doing twenty years in Indiana. I know that is a mouthful I have so much more to share with you and your organization and my hope is that I will be contacted to further explain the things that I am doing today to help people deal with mass incarceration and the life changing events that it causes for people.
    Sincerely,
    Gaylisa Carr

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      Monalisa Johnson says

      Hi Gaylisa,

      Thanks for your message. Glad to hear there are more people in this fight then just us. We at PWIC are sorry you have had to experience all that you have. Feel free to reach out to info@pwicus.org to share more. In the meantime feel free to download Monalisa’s FREE Ebook at http://www.mytipsforthejourney.com

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