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*spin off* Is someone close to you in jail right now ?
and will you keep contact ?


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#1 LambChop

Posted 22 March 2012 - 05:20 PM

Just curiosity...

Do you know anyone is jail right now who you used to be close to ?

Do you visit them, will you remain in contact when they come back out ?


I don't know anyone (that I know of).

#2 Fluster

Posted 22 March 2012 - 05:25 PM

hah, no, but I can think of a few who, were I the sentencing judge, would be.  You'd be amazed what you can do and get community service.



#3 MO3G

Posted 22 March 2012 - 05:27 PM

yes. Dp is closer to him than me.

He is a nice person,i wont say why he is in but i would trust him with our kids.

has been in for the last 2 years.

#4 geckosrule

Posted 22 March 2012 - 05:27 PM

No.......they have to catch you first don't they?   Just kidding!

#5 clm1982

Posted 22 March 2012 - 05:33 PM

Yes my brother but he's actually on home detention now. He's always been in trouble with the law.

#6 katie_d

Posted 22 March 2012 - 05:45 PM

Yes someone in my imediate family. White coller crime.
Too smart for his own good - but obviously not smart enough cause he was caught lol
Visited twice over a few months and will continue to do so.

#7 Oh My......

Posted 22 March 2012 - 05:47 PM

Yes I someone in jail visited him many times but cut contact due to many reasons.

#8 tessa1

Posted 22 March 2012 - 05:49 PM

My 16 year old sister is in juvie (sp) will def not be visiting her. Hope she's in there for a while longer yet.

#9 ~cake~

Posted 22 March 2012 - 06:36 PM

A good friend's husband released just before Christmas after servibg 15 months for a white collar crime.

We didn't visit him, but we've seen him since - no issues there.

A family friend has also been in and out a lot over the last few years after getting in with a bad crowd / drugs. He's starting to turn things around now, but I've not seen him in a long time.

#10 Mrs.Brown

Posted 22 March 2012 - 06:45 PM


Yes. Not me but DH. Someone he grew up with and shared a house with after DH's marriage broke up.

We wont be visiting. The person messed up big time and is associated with people we do not wish to know or be even seen with. It is a shame. This person would do anythng for you, and was well known in his community for helping the elderly and less fortunate.

Unfortunately, he has a sense of not belonging and has chosen a path that he is hooked into. Possibly forever.

Sad really.

#11 FauxPas

Posted 22 March 2012 - 07:11 PM


Not sure if he is in jail anymore.  A person I previously worked with. White collar crime.

He has lost so much because of it from a career perspective. Very sad.  You would never ever ever have picked him as someone to commit such a crime - he was always the "nice" and "trustworthy" even "mentor" guy in the room.

#12 BadgerBasher

Posted 22 March 2012 - 07:17 PM

My cousin is usually on community service for something or other. He's still an awesome bloke for a night out.

#13 Lucky11

Posted 22 March 2012 - 07:38 PM

My BIL is in jail, but then again it's because he's a prison warden.

Makes for some interesting stories at get togethers.

I don't think I've ever met anyone who has been locked behind the bars.

#14 ChunkyChook

Posted 22 March 2012 - 07:54 PM

I spent enough time at pentridge as a child visiting my dad. I try to steer clear of criminals these days, had my fair share of court appearences for myself and partners when I was younger. You must have to do some REALLY bad stuff to get locked away these days. We just got suspended sentences and community service.



#15 unicorn

Posted 22 March 2012 - 08:28 PM

QUOTE (Fluster @ 22/03/2012, 06:25 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
hah, no, but I can think of a few who, were I the sentencing judge, would be.  You'd be amazed what you can do and get community service.


Recent news has shown that to be true.  

QUOTE (Lucky11 @ 22/03/2012, 08:38 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
My BIL is in jail, but then again it's because he's a prison warden.

Makes for some interesting stories at get togethers.

I don't think I've ever met anyone who has been locked behind the bars.


One of the guys at the nursing home I hang out at from time to time was a prison warden, he has some great stories to tell.

#16 ~Elphaba~

Posted 23 March 2012 - 08:35 AM

I live five mintue walk from Australia's highest security prison, so all the prisoners are very close to me.  I don't keep in contact with them though...

#17 Alacritous~Andy

Posted 23 March 2012 - 08:48 AM

Yes.  A former foster sibling of mine.  Drug-related charges.  sad.gif

Silly girl.

#18 Guest_Dinah_Harris_*

Posted 23 March 2012 - 08:50 AM

I  worked for a bank for ten years and have worked with a number of colleagues who were found to be stealing and sent to jail.  Six that I can remember off the top of my head, and all for amounts over $1 million.  
The bank prosecuted them pretty hard and all were sent to jail for varying time periods, though only minimum security I think.
I also had a client sent to jail for falsifying legal documents.
Nobody in my close circle of friends or family though.

#19 Percoriel

Posted 23 March 2012 - 09:15 AM

QUOTE (Lucky11 @ 22/03/2012, 10:38 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
My BIL is in jail, but then again it's because he's a prison warden.

Makes for some interesting stories at get togethers.

I don't think I've ever met anyone who has been locked behind the bars.


My uncle used to be the head warder or whatever they are called of a few prisons in WA - he's retired now but rarely talked of his work. Would be interesting to hear his stories.

Don't know anyone who is in prison or who has been to prison.

#20 M1B2G

Posted 23 March 2012 - 11:55 AM

My DH's cousin who along with his wife was a great support to DH when he went through a bad period of depression is coming out of Xmas..

The crime is disgusting (involves an inappropriate relationship with a teenage girl related to his poor now ex-wife).  Caught up with his SIL about a month ago on a drive and she refusing to attend the family christmas that his mum is planning.  Being a cousin (a little bit removed from the immediate family) we have talked about it amongst my MIL and FIL and decided we will be polite at family occasions involving their mutual Grandma but beyond that we won't be catching up...

His ex-wife who I think is amazing hopefully I will have a lunch and a night out with....


Edited by rebecca59, 23 March 2012 - 11:55 AM.


#21 vanessa71

Posted 23 March 2012 - 12:23 PM

My high school crush, who I was very friendly with, is currently serving 19 years jail for a murder he did not commit.

http://www.theage.com.au/news/national/mer...4767024582.html

#22 katieface84

Posted 23 March 2012 - 12:31 PM

Not me, but my sister's FIL is currently in jail overseas awaiting trial for murder  unsure.gif

Has been very upsetting for BIL (obviously)

#23 Green Fairy

Posted 23 March 2012 - 12:36 PM

My aunt should still be, she was sentenced to life for murder, however she was released after an appeal....oh the things $$$ can do  sad.gif

#24 GamerMum

Posted 23 March 2012 - 12:39 PM

My nephews father has been in and out of jail all his life. He likes to beat up police officers. He's a very angry man. He never gets more than 8 months at a time, and he's never out for longer than 6 months before being put back in again.

I visited him once, before my sister had her son, but never will again. He's not worth my time. My sister doesn't see him and her son has only met him once. I think he's in Tasmania now? Was originally in WA.

My aunt is a warden at a prison in southern WA. She refuses to talk about work.

My sister isn't in jail now, but she has been, and she has arrest warrants out she's trying to get sorted. She may end up in jail again, but I doubt it. They have always been very lenient with her for some unknown reason. Her's are all drugs and fraud charges.

#25 HRH Countrymel

Posted 23 March 2012 - 12:42 PM

QUOTE (vanessa71 @ 23/03/2012, 01:23 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
My high school crush, who I was very friendly with, is currently serving 19 years jail for a murder he did not commit.

http://www.theage.com.au/news/national/mer...4767024582.html


Oh how utterly awful...

I was watching the 'Great Mint Swindle' the other night and imagining how dreadful it would be to be wrongly convicted...




A son of my parents friends is currently serving a 15 year sentence for murder that really does sound like it was accidental death (as he maintained all through his trial)..

To see the pain his parents have gone through - to see his marriage end, his child grow up without him... just dreadful. And he aCTUALLY knows his actions were responsible for another man's death.

Your poor friend.







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