should I allow my younger daughter to visit her incarcerated sister?

301 - posted on 12/22/2012 ( 3 moms have responded )




her older sister who is 22, is in prison for a year for fraud related charges. I wonder If I should take my other daughter who is 17, to visit her, but I am not sure I want her to be in a prison 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 may also be a bad influence or image. Also, I don't want to give the younger daughter the idea we are encouraging or enabling her sister. If I do allow her what should I say to her beforehand?


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~♥Little Miss - posted on 12/23/2012




I would think at 17 she is old enough to see her sister in jail. I don't think it would make her think anyone is enabling her. She is almost an adult, and could handle the experience. There is nothing fun about jail, and surely it will not be a good image. But if anything, it will show her how important her freedom is. I would ask her if she wants to see her sister.

Amy - posted on 12/23/2012




She's 17, ask her what she wants to do. Then have a conversation with her about her sisters behavior and how you don't encourage it.

Jodi - posted on 12/22/2012




Or maybe seeing her sister in prison might wake her up and teach her a lesson in obeying the law, or this is how you end up?

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