Surviving federal prison
Does anyone have a family member in federal prison? What did you do to prepare them for that? Or what would you recommend? And, how did you yourself survive the heartbreak and stress resulting from having your loved one in prison? I saw there are "prison consultants" who say they do that, but then I don't know if they are any good.
I just looked at all of the posts I posted over the years. My child going through depression, then using pot to self medicate, then addicted to pot. This community offered great advice for all that, and we tried most of it. Still, my child who is now a young adult is about to become a federal prisoner. There was no sentencing yet, and the uncertainty and the magnitude of what's about to come are taking a huge toll on all of us.
Our kid a young adult, but they are still acting and thinking more like a 14 year old. They are kind and mild mannered, and I can't imagine them surviving prison. But then, maybe they will?
My husband and I cry daily, several times a day. We blame ourselves for not finding out and preventing things that put our child into this situation. But, at this point we can't change the past. And I still don't know if anything would or could have.