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Join Prison Family Aid, the online support community for spouses, children and friends struggling while a loved one is arrested or incarcerated.

Family Services

We're here to serve families with incarcerated loved ones. Find resources, services, assistance, grants for prison families and students, and much, much more.

Benefits & Discounts

By representing thousands of U.S. families, Prison Family Aid compiles a comprehensive catalog of discounts on everyday items and services.


Families are torn apart and held hostage emotionally, financially and spiritually when a loved one is put behind bars. Facing the reality of having a son or daughter, spouse, or loved one imprisoned is often a lonely, painful experience.

At Prison Family Aid, we help one another, share experiences, and provide support and encouragement. Together we find the strength to carry on and build better lives for ourselves and our families.

We share stories, find answers, apply for assistance, and provide information. Our empowered community members are the writers and the readers—and their expertise is from the heart and born from long experience.

Children with Parents in Prison

Prison Family Aid - Founders

We started out about a year ago, after a few of us in Somerville, MA found each other. Until then, we thought we had to face the pain and hardship of having a child or other family member behind bars alone. But we started talking together. We shared our troubles and frustrations. Sometimes we'd just blow off a little steam.

And as we talked, prayed for another other, shared rides, stories and information, we found strength.

Today, we've built a safe place where members across the country can do the same. We hope you'll take advantage of it, and find strength and support.


Just a word of hope for all of us in pain over incarcerated kids….the squeaky wheel does indeed get the oil! After months of attempting to obtain visitation privileges and getting my son transferred to a facility closer to us (current facility is 300 miles away) among other concerns, I finally reached out to the right person who forwarded my email to the prison administrator. She in turn immediately responded. If anyone here has a child in the NC system I will gladly furnish info! I love you all……


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