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Local Group Offers Support For Families Of Incarcerated

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Kansas City, MO – When we hear about crimes that land someone in jail, our minds tends to go to the victim, or the victim's family. They're the ones who've been wronged; they're the ones who are suffering. We don't think so much about those the convicted leave behind: the mothers, fathers, spouses, siblings, and kids of incarcerated individuals.

A new group sponsored by the Ad Hoc Group Against Crime called Mothers of Incarcerated Sons and Daughters, or MISD, provides support and understanding for those affected when a loved one becomes incarcerated.

KCUR's Susan B. Wilson recently visited one of the support groups at Ad Hoc's offices on Linwood Boulevard.

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