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Prisons: Incarceration and Re-Entry

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This project is created to share information that may assist in understanding individuals who may not have lived up to societal mores. Often such individuals are considered 'black sheep' of the family. It's time to acknowledge the frailties of human nature that's prevalent in every family. Nobody is perfect.

In genealogy, it is helpful to study the zeitgeist and F.A.N Club to better understand ancestors. As society mores change so does what constitutes 'criminality' i.e. acts punishable by prison. Life in prison affects more than the incarcerated individual.

Sometimes it helps to review prison records because you might just find 'lost' ancestors, solve family mysteries, and/or break down the proverbial 'brick wall'.

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Prisoners' Wives, Girlfriends, and Partners "The mission of PWGP is to address the needs of those with an incarcerated partner, serve as a resource for families, provide opportunities for advocacy, and collaborate with the community to enhance public awareness to eliminate stigma...Prisoners’ Wives, Girlfriends, & Partners strives to Support, Encourage, & Educate (S. E. E.) every person who has a partner incarcerated."

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Article: Prisons and Penitentiary Records

Louisiana State Penitentiary Louisiana State Penitentiary -- LSP, also known as Angola, and nicknamed the "Alcatraz of the South" and "The Farm"

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Equal Justice Initiative "The Equal Justice Initiative is a private, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that provides legal representation to indigent defendants and prisoners who have been denied fair and just treatment in the legal system."