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Local Group Offers Support For Families Of Incarcerated


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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A native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Susan admits that her “first love” was radio, being an avid listener since childhood. However, she spent much of her career in mental health, healthcare administration, and sports psychology (Susan holds a PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania and an MBA from the Bloch School of Business at UMKC.) In the meantime, Wilson satisfied her journalistic cravings by doing public speaking, providing “expert” interviews for local television, and being a guest commentator/contributor to KPRS’s morning drive time show and the teen talk show “Generation Rap.”
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