and Corrections Network new
FCN provides information and services for families of offenders and prisoners, returning to the community, and the impact of the justice system on families.
Lifer's Park is a very good group for those dealing with life and death sentences:
Outside Prison Sharing will keep you informed with excellent information and contacts.
An amazing support system can be found among the good people on the
Delphi List, Friends and Families of Prisoners.
Friends and Families of Prisoners
The Lamp of Hope group has lots of good information with a supportative network:
Stop Florida Torture is a dynamic group local to Florida, but which excludes no one.
Sissel is from Denmark and does amazing work in the USA. (She is the moderator and I know she's a motivator.)
There are groups for every state. If you let us know where you are and where they send your Loved one
someone is bound to know the area:
Shirley Dicks' son died in prison due to medical neglect. Her group struggles to stay on top of
the overwhelming and critical medical problems of prisoners.
If he's a drug law offender, The Compassionate Moms are knowledgeable, helpful, active and fun.
For drug law offenders, November Coalition has a wonderful newspaper, website, and list.
You can contact Nora Callahan at
To make sure your loved gets a load of cards and reading material, contact Shirley WindDance
Birdsong and the gang. They will make it happen.
Inmate-Families-and-Friends is the little group with a big heart and a hug to ease the pain.
All Faith's Coalition is foundation group for unifying friends and family of those behind the walls or
those who've been released. They're an all volunteer group of prisoner advocates who publish Florida Prison News, Inmate Edition and Family & Friends Edition.
For a free subscription, send names and addresses to following address or email
All Faiths Coalition
P.O. Box 21431
St. Petersburg, Fl 33742-1431
An egroup dedicated to Florida's prison families offering information and support, legislative updates,
prison news, advocacy and reform issues, canteen help and links to other prison-related sites. We are a broad-based grass roots rganization created to inform, organize and bring to light all aspects of the prison life as it affects our families and communities, as well as the one in prison. The focus is to
unite Florida Families with Loved ones In Prison into one voice.
Families with Loved
ones In Prison (FLIP)
FLIP is committed to providing support and assistance to families and loved ones of prisoners and former prisoners in with prison issues and policies
that affect them. Our primary focus is raising the awareness of the forgotten victims: Families of prisoners. We advocate the just and fair
treatment of family members during their loved ones incarceration. By recognizing and encouraging all efforts to reestablish and repair broken families brought on by incarceration, FLIP's
aim is to advocate for humane and fair prison conditions and policies which will contribute to the total rehabilitation of prisoners and help them to make a smooth transition back into society and to their communities.
Our six main groups consist of the following:
InvisibleBars--Our main support list. For women (Wives, Mothers, Daughters,
Sisters, Girlfriends) with loved ones who are incarcerated. We strive to maintain each other's respect and dignity -- while offering support. While we support advocacy and justice/corrections reform, we are a predominate support group. Our primary focus is you. All faiths are welcomed and respected. It has
been said that People will forget what you said, and People might forget what you did... BUT People will never forget how you made them feel. Our loves are
alive -- near or far, We are all living behind Invisible Bars
IBS Homecoming----for those who have a loved one who is soon to be released or has been released. Share in experiences and questions regarding how to prepare
for the transition you and your loved one will be going thru.
IBS Row----for those with loved ones on Death Row, with lifesentences, and also deals with capital punishment issues and advocacy.
br>IBS Family----A support group for the whole family of incarcerated loved ones This list is unisex, lots of parents in here.
Texas Bars------An on line support list for families who have a loved one incarcerated within the state of Texas. This list is also open to reconciling
families who deal with the Texas parole or probation departments. This is a positive support list, but it may also exchange information, news articles,
helpful information directly related to Texas and recommendations to enhance living skills. The list is unisex....and we welcome all for sharing,
caring, and information gathering Knowledge is power!
Florida Bars -- an on line support list for families who have or have had a loved one incarcerated within the state of Florida. This list is also open to
reconciling families who deal with the Florida parole or probation departments. This is a positive support list, but it may also exchange information, news
articles, helpful information, and recommendations to enhance living skills.
THE FOLLOWING ARE OUR GOODY GROUPS. YOU MUST BE SUBSCRIBED TO ONE OF THE ABOVE MAIN GROUPS TO BELONG TO THE FOLLOWING:
InvisibleBarS_RowLovE -- is the companion group for Row... This is our support list for those who have the special needs that capital punishment issues
IBS FYI----Lots of information and news articles. Pertaining to incarceration and prisons - as well as life in general. This is the only list where articles,
FYI, and activism material is posted. Very informative.
IBS Comics----A great site to get jokes to print off and send to your loved one. And a great stress reliever for yourself!
IBS Cross----A place to post inspirational, spiritual and motivational material.
IBS Gift----A list where we are planning projects that we can print off and send as little gifts for our loved ones. Great for Holidays!
IBS_SecretHeartS------This is where we share tidbits and hints on writing
stories - where any rated x jokes will be shared. This is a
restricted list for IBS community members. Must be over 18 to be involved here.
active list and fun list!
InvisibleBarS_Wizard----This is a sub community within the InvisibleBarS
community for it's members. This list will specialize in money -
investments, employment opportunities and tips, and frugal efforts to assist our
homelife. This list is open to members of InvisibleBarS ONLY.
THE BELOW ARE RESTRICTED GROUPS FOR THE SPECIAL NEEDS OF OUR MEMBERS:
InvisibleBarS_Hope-----This is an on line support group for the family members
of someone who is incarcerated as a sexual offender according to the sentencing
laws. This is a support group to exchange information, a safe place
to vent, to understand and receive positive support in dealing with these
special needs. This is a restricted list for IBS community members.
InvisibleBarS_Salute- ----This on line support group is for survivors of
violence in their personal lives. How they have grown past it,
learned from, and healed the wounds of it. It is a restricted list
for IBS community members. It will share knowledge, links, hope and tears. InvisibleBarS_Saluteemail@example.com
Birthday's & Anniversary's - In many of our lists we celebrate these
special days with our members. Joining is a matter of choice.
You can subscribe to any of these groups by using the appropriate email addy
Most of these groups have very low mail volume for those concerned. If you have
any questions feel free to post them to the main list or contact any of the
moderators. We are here to help!!