Incarceration of a loved one is hard, but it may be hardest on the children. An article published from InsightNews.com explains how 15,000 kids in Minnesota are losing contact with a parent due to the high cost of inmate phone calls.
It is not just simply the lack of communication being emphasized here, whether it is through “inmate phone calls” or a postcard. The article goes on to explain that the lack of communication can lead these children to having problems with school. Moreover, it can lead children to becoming socially withdrawn. Many people are unaware that there are alternative inmate telephone services out there that are less costly, GlobalTel is one of which that does so. Communication is important and abandoning it all together is not a healthy answer.