My Coping

The 7 whys of prison visits

These are some of the thoughts other young people have about their visits

  • Why don't the prison staff treat us like human beings?
  • Why can we not have private visits, its difficult to talk when there are others about?
  • Why can we not have a support group set up for children who are going through the same thing… all I want is a friend?
  • Why is there no help, my mother can't work and we have no money?
  • Why was there nobody I could talk too when my Dad was taken away?
  • Why can prisons not speak to families at the beginning and get to know them?
  • Why can I only see my dad once a month, I worry that he will forget me?