What It’s Like When The Person You Love Is In Prison

Sophie Brown
Feb 14, 2017 · 10 min read

For every sentence read out in court, there’s a family serving time for a crime that they didn’t commit.

There are millions for whom February 14 isn’t just uncelebrated, but impossible to celebrate.

As Valentine’s Day rolls around, it can be particularly difficult to handle the emotional stress of a partner behind bars.

It’s estimated that there are around 9 million people worldwide behind bars.

‘We let Valentine’s Day pass us by. It’s kind of a selfish holiday for us.’

‘We’re both very wary of Big Brother watching.’

‘I’d much rather wait to have sex in the comfort of my own home.’

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London-based freelance writer. Talk about drugs and prisons quite a lot.

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London-based freelance writer. Talk about drugs and prisons quite a lot.

The Establishment

The conversation is much more interesting when everyone has a voice. Media funded and run by women; new content daily.

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