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Mission Statement

To Provide a support network designed to help prison wives & families break the cycle, defy stigma & reduce recidivism.

Description

Our lives as a prison wives are not easy; in fact, they are probably the furthest thing from that. We sleep alone; spend holidays, birthdays and special occasions hundreds of miles from the men we love. We rely on a two hour email delay or sporadic fifteen minute phone calls to cram in everything we need to say. That includes a simple "I love you," which if you don't hear the warning "beeps," can easily get cut off. Every form of contact we share - phone calls, emails, visits, letters - is monitored. NOTHING we share is private, not even our single allotted hello & goodbye kiss. Yet, we still savor every moment we get to share with our loved one. I've been exposed to things that have given me nightmares and a genuine appreciation for my once sheltered life. I've met a cast of crazy -- and some frightening -- characters and hundreds of sweet, wonderful people along the way. There are so many things I've learned through my non-traditional life as a prison wife that I want to share with you. My love, optimism and support, in the form of this website, is my gift to you. -Ro Elizabeth, CEO SPWF

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