Family voices

.… make the most of a long wait … do something to replace the cause of your incarceration … don’t live life in slow motion … remedy having let people down … find new mates .…

BBC Radio Four (Spring 2019)

The greatest challenge is at the point of release from custody when transitioning back into the community ….

Barnado’s/FiMT Veterans in Custody, their Families and Children (Feb 20)

The main area of difference is the concept of transition. When they are leaving prison they are undergoing a second transition from the military and then one from prison. If they haven’t transitioned well out of the military, it is compounded a second time but with the addition of a criminal record ….

Barnado’s/FiMT Veterans in Custody, their Families and Children (Feb 20)

…. I think we are still day by day… he sees probation each week. We don’t know what the future is going to hold for us but it’s just looking at it positively and moving forward ….

Barnado’s/FiMT Veterans in Custody, their Families and Children (Feb 20)

…. I married him, I’ve got 3 kids, so yeah I’m going to stand by him. I won’t do it again. I would do it if he got recalled for some silly reason, but I won’t go through another big sentence again, I just wouldn’t do it, I’m not going to put my kids through it again ….

Barnado’s/FiMT Veterans in Custody, their Families and Children (Feb 20)