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Families of Prisoners Information

This community is dedicated to families that have been disrupted by prison. A prison, penitentiary, or correctional facility is a place in which individuals are physically confined or interned and usually deprived of a range of personal freedoms. Prisons are conventionally institutions which form part of the criminal justice system of a country, such that imprisonment or incarceration is a legal penalty that may be imposed by the state for the commission of a crime.

As of 2006, it is estimated that at least nine million people are currently imprisoned worldwide. It is believed that this number is likely to be much higher, in view of general under-reporting and a lack of data from various countries, especially authoritarian regimes. Since the beginning of the 1990s, the prison population in most countries has increased significantly.

In absolute terms, the United States currently has the largest inmate population in the world, with more than 2 million in prison and jails. In 2002, both Russia and China also had prison populations in excess of 1 million.

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The airports and train stations are bustling at this time of the year. People travel far and wide to reunite with family members during the holidays and emotions often run high once everyone arrives and gets past the initial greetings. In a perfect case scenario the family scene is one of love, support and excitement about the reunion. But ... Read More »
Finding the perfect gift for your spouse is an exciting part of the holiday season. But fighting crowds to snag the latest “must have” item (and squeezing money out of a tight budget to do it) can make gift-giving stressful. While I ... Read More »
The Jewish Holidays are here but you don’t have to be Jewish, or even religious, to appreciate the significance of this holiday. There is an important message in the High Holy days for everyone. The Jewish New Year is called Rosh HaShanah which begins a ten day period of reflection and repentance. This time is known as the Days of Awe. It is ... Read More »

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