Wow, The holidays are coming and it is probably the worst time of the year for our loved ones who are incarcerated. If you send an inmate magazines, right now one of the magazine services is promoting an extra subscription until January 2015. If you purchase 5 subscriptions for $20.00 you get six subscriptions. inmatemagazineservice.com
(This is just information for the inmates friends and families. I in no way have anything to do with the company.)
Speaking of holidays, if you can visit, that is the time to do it. It seems the depression inmates have during holidays results in some of the inmates acting out. If the acting out results in a lockdown, it harms all the inmates and their families. Yes, I know most of them are serving time they deserve, but they are still your family, so if you can… visit them during this stressful time.
I know my son is always depressed during the holidays. He was depressed even when he was out, but it is worse while he is incarcerated. I don’t know what to do about it except, support him and help him to focus on what he can do when he gets out. How he can make a decent life for himself and what he can do while he is in to work towards that goal. His classes are helping with that goal a lot. I am praying that this year he will be able to overcome the holiday depression syndrome.