Support and Resources for Women With Husbands in Prison

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If your husband is in prison, you might be feeling overwhelmed. It’s normal to experience a range of emotions from fear and anger to confusion and sadness. However, you’re not alone, and the support is available. There are many resources in the UK to help you and your family during this challenging time.

Sources of Support

Here are some organizations offering emotional, legal, and financial assistance.

  • Prisoners’ Families Helpline: This is a free, confidential service offering advice and support to loved ones of those in prison.
  • Napac (National Association for People Abused in Childhood): If your husband’s incarceration is linked to any form of abuse he may have suffered, Napac can provide support.
  • Prison Advice and Care Trust (PACT): PACT helps people with loved ones in prison, offering advice, practical support, and emotional support.

Dealing with Feelings

Coping with a loved one’s imprisonment can stir a spectrum of emotions. Here are some suggestions to help you manage these feelings.

  • Join a Support Network: Connecting with others who are going through the same situation can alleviate the sense of isolation.
  • Seek Professional Help: Professional help from therapists or counsellors can be beneficial to manage your emotional turmoil.

Legal Assistance

Understanding the legal system can be complicated, but there are resources available that can help you navigate it.

  • Howard League for Penal Reform: They provide legal advice for prison law issues.
  • The Law Society: You can find a solicitor specialising in criminal law to assist you with your husband’s case.

Financial Help

Dealing with financial matters amidst emotional turbulence is additional stress, but the support is available.

  • Turn2Us: This charity helps people access the benefits available to them.
  • Citizens Advice: A valuable resource to turn to for advice on benefits, work, debt and money.

Remember that it’s ok to ask for help and seek support. You don’t have to endure this challenging time alone. All the resources mentioned are there to help you, your family, and your husband during his time in prison and beyond.

What is the cheapest way to call from Prison?

It is by far cheaper to call landline numbers - however landlines are becoming less common in homes & it is by far more convenient to call your loved ones mobile incase you are calling when they aren't at home. Our call packages gives you the best of both worlds - landline call pricing, but the prisoner can call you on your mobile!

Is it cheaper to call a landline from prison?

Most definitely - YES! Mobiles can cost over 25p per minute, the precious phone credit runs out very fast! Our unlimited prison calls package saves money whilst adding the convenience of being able to pickup calls on your mobile.
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