According to some people’s beliefs the Prisoner wife/ girl is :
on welfare,a hood rat
has low self-esteem
low income, no education
lives in a trailer or housing projects
has substance abuse issues.
Not only do people look at us as though we are dum, but they also treat us as if we were criminals. This is all without knowing any of us of the facts behind things.I know im not the bomb but definitely a firecracker I have a degree and managed a 4.0. in college. Low self-esteem every now and then we all go through it. I remember when my son was 2 yrs old my friend told me to stay on my birth control because if he got more than 2 years she was sure that I would fool around with someone else until he came home. Six years later I am still here.I must say that I go out of my way to not perpetuate the stereotype. When I visit, I make sure I am well-dressed, address the CO’s respectfully and go out of my way to abide by the rules.
Some men in jail do use their girls and the girl probably knows this and loves him anyway. Some Men that are free on the streets use woman also. Some men on the streets could never amount to the man I have~!~