I was a friend to someone in Federal Prison for many years and really did not know what happens in prisons because Federal Prisons are much different than County Jails and State Prisons. Later on, I would become friends with inmates that were in State Prisons and started learning what really goes on and how the inmates were being treated. Then about two years ago, my son went to County Jail waiting his trial and the horror stories really started. My son lost 30lbs in his first month, he had medical problems, phone calls weren’t coming, his mail was being held even legal mail and the list just goes. So, that is when I started researching, meeting other parents, other inmates and learning as much as I could. Now, my son is in a State Prison and it didn’t get any better. I am still researching, talking to parents who do not always have someone to talk to, other inmates getting as much information as I can and giving a voice to those who may not always have.