View Full Version : How to Deal with coming home after a long term sentence


robin_n_jim
01-02-2005, 09:37 PM
ok i am sorry if this is posted somewhere already, i looked but iam not sure i was checking the right places, i was wondering if anyone had a link to some reading material how to make the transition period home easier for an inmate who has done a long term sentence. i read the stickies and those weren't quite what i was looking for, for example some one told me they read an article where the advice was something along the lines of don't give them too many choices when they first come home because they just came from an enviroment of not having choices for example: don't ask what they want for dinner, ask them do you want hamburgers or chicken for dinner. giving them a choice but not laying too much out there at once too soon, i know to me that sounds crazy, but it kinda makes sense. i guess i just want something to try to ease him coming home, when he comes home, maybe i won't need it at all but i would also want to try to be awar of the sign of being too stressed out and knwoing how to deal with it. i hope this isn't too confusing, but this has been something that has been weighing on my mind a lot lately and i still has some time yet before he comes home, but i like to be prepared :p

CitosGirl156
01-02-2005, 09:45 PM
I WAS LOOKING FOR SOMETHING ALSO. MY HONEY WILL BE COMING HOME 2 MORROW AFTER 4 YRS AND I JUST DON'T WANT TO RUSH TO MANY THINGS AT ONCE.
ROBIN I ALSO READ THE SAME THING SOMEWHERE I AM TRYING TO REMEMBER WHERE.

1 MORE DAY TILL I'M COMPLETE

LadyMel2626
10-17-2005, 12:25 AM
yeah i need the same info please

one_luv
10-17-2005, 01:08 AM
there is a comng home forum. That's where you need to go.

Ronnie
10-19-2005, 05:35 AM
Robin -- Here is a link to the thread on the effects of long term incarceration.

http://www.prisontalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=150134



ok i am sorry if this is posted somewhere already, i looked but iam not sure i was checking the right places, i was wondering if anyone had a link to some reading material how to make the transition period home easier for an inmate who has done a long term sentence. i read the stickies and those weren't quite what i was looking for, for example some one told me they read an article where the advice was something along the lines of don't give them too many choices when they first come home because they just came from an enviroment of not having choices for example: don't ask what they want for dinner, ask them do you want hamburgers or chicken for dinner. giving them a choice but not laying too much out there at once too soon, i know to me that sounds crazy, but it kinda makes sense. i guess i just want something to try to ease him coming home, when he comes home, maybe i won't need it at all but i would also want to try to be awar of the sign of being too stressed out and knwoing how to deal with it. i hope this isn't too confusing, but this has been something that has been weighing on my mind a lot lately and i still has some time yet before he comes home, but i like to be prepared :p

Manzanita
10-22-2005, 01:49 PM
my husband is coming home after 16 years ...

Coming Home reading:
http://www.prisontalk.com/forums/showpost.php?p=810608&postcount=3
When the doors open and they walk out.
http://www.prisontalk.com/forums/showpost.php?p=810608&postcount=3
Separation Issues (G.A.S.F)
http://www.prisontalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=132843&highlight=G.A.S.F

Manzanita
10-22-2005, 02:05 PM
20+ Years Inside: How is he emotionally?

http://www.prisontalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=85609

10 Years and Beyond, Please Respond...
http://www.prisontalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=72335

Almost home after a long bid?
http://www.prisontalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=99402
good threads :)