Should I allow my daughter to visit her sister in jail?

4003 - posted on 04/08/2013 ( 5 moms have responded )




Her older sister who is 22 years old is currently in jail and her official release will be next year. I was wondering if I should allow my other daughter who is 17 to visit her. She said she would like to visit but I am not sure if it is a good idea. I am not sure if I want her to be inside a jail environment. I also hear it is a hassle to get in and you don't even get much time to even speak. Also seeing her sister in jail might be a bad image or influence or maybe even make her want to join her in some weird way. If I do take her what should I say to her beforehand?



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Brooke - posted on 04/12/2013




YES! It might scare the pants off her, and also your daughter needs to know that she will have family support no matter what... Although it does sound as if you have not visited your older daughter yourself? At 17, she is old enough to go herself if you do not take her. Wouldn't you rather be with her at what will be a difficult time?
I went to jail at 18, the only thing that kept me from getting very depressed was mail time and looking forward to visits each week. I am guessing your oldest daughter would probably appreciate it more than you could ever know. And no, I am not a lifelong criminal, one stint was enough enough for Me,I am now an upstanding member of the community, he'll, I was even a freaking girl guide for a while! Lol. So support your daughter to support her sister, you won't regret it.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 04/08/2013




It sounds like you have not even visited your OWN daughter in jail. Yeah I would let her visit, hell go with her.

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