Question: My 19 year old son was sentenced to one year in jail on a drug charge. I hear so many horrible stories. I am scared for him. Can you please give me advice on what I can do?
Answer: Your question has many answers for you and your son. I will answer this question over the next five newsletters. You can email my office at firstname.lastname@example.org for an immediate answer.
Let’s start at the beginning. Stand by your son. The littlest things will mean a lot. Write letters at least once a week, even if he doesn’t reply. You might think he has all the time in the world to write, but his main concern will be survival. Visit if you can, but don’t feel guilty if you can’t.
You said he had a one year sentence. Was it one year exactly, or one year and a day? That is important because it will determine where he is sent. With a sentence of a year and a day, he goes to a state facility. One year and under he goes to a county jail. There are a number of pluses and minuses with both locations. I will get into that in the next few newsletters.
I will address prison issues in the next five newsletters, but please keep all kinds of questions coming.
Please keep in mind I do expert witnessing and consulting on prison and criminal cases CLICK HERE to learn more. Prevention is the key. Never give up.