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Closing Advice

Interview with Ellen

JM: What else would you want a friend or family member to know if they have a loved one going to this jail?
Ellen: I want them to know that my mom new I was safe even though I hated every minute of it. I minded my own business in there and was safe. Even though I was unhappy in there and was in and out of jail it was my own fault and had to deal with my consequences. I learned it is a place I never want to go back to.

JM: If somebody knows they will be serving time in this jail what is your advice to them?
Ellen: Mind your own business and don't get caught up in other peoples drama! If you are in jail its because you did something to get yourself there! Do your time and get out. Do what you have to do to stay out by following directions. Take advantage of the schooling there and meetings and try and get a job there so your time will pass quickly and read books. Just know that you will be out and free and keep it that way! I have been jail free since 2008 and plan on keeping it that way!

JM: Please list any other jail or rehab facilities you have been to.
Ellen: Twin Towers, Family Foundation Program, Phoenix House

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