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Can families reduce re-offending when addiction is involved? - From Carol

Dear Alison Henderson FRSA and Prison Widow UK.

I would like to be given the opportunity to share my story. Please can I request that you change my real identity as this is a personal matter. Thank you in advance.
I read your blog every day just to make myself feel better for want of a word. I am aware that; that may sound an awful comment to make; but at least I know that I am certainly not alone.
My daughter is 14 years of age and her father is currently serving a prison sentence in the UK.
He has been in and out of prison for most of life due to heroin addiction and crimes committed to feed his addiction. We are no longer in a relationship; but we stay in touch from time to time.
When he goes to prison; this is when me and our daughter generally hear more from him through mail correspondence.
Our daughter; however; does not acknowledge his letters. Not because I have turned her against him; but because she is ashamed of him. I completely understand and no matter how many times we …

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