Welcome to The Visiting Room, we are a collection of women at various points in our prison wife story. Our goal is to provide a supportive environment for prison wives, prison girlfriends, and family members of inmates. Whether you’ve been a prison wife for a long time, or you are new to the system, we encourage you to share your stories, questions, advice, frustrations and the joys you encounter along the way through this adventure with correctional institutions.
We understand that this life can be difficult. We all have bad days where we feel lonely and need some extra encouragement. You can join us on Facebook if you want to talk, or if you want to represent being a proud prison wife/girlfriend browse our shop. If you need information, we are expanding the Resources section to include information about every state and the federal system. Every week, we feature one of the members from our Facebook page who contributes to the discussion in a positive way and feature them in a blog, this person is our Woman of the Week. It has really been eye opening to see prison wives and prison girlfriends from so many walks of life and to share in their stories.
Once your loved one is released, we don’t want to give up on you! We are working on putting together information to help with reentry. From our experience, one of the biggest issues is getting out of the “prison mindset,” but there are other issues as well such as jobs, housing, and clothing. Not every inmate has family or friends who are willing or able to help them with those things, so we are working on some material to help with that as well. If you are an organization that would like to partner with The Visiting Room, please contact us!