MY FRIEND'S HOUSE

Other children talking.

Here are some stories from children just like you who have a parent in prison. These stories are about some of the things that happened to them.

If something you hear upsets you please email us or go to The Phone in My House to find someone you can talk to.

These stories were sourced from children of prisoners in Christchurch New Zealand, at a Children of Prisoner’s Bill of Rights Day held by PILLARS on 7th June 2008. These are not their real faces.

DAVID
talks about being bullied at school
JOANNE
talks about her feelings
LISA
talks about an experience with a friend's parent
DEREK
talks about when his mum was arrested
JOSHUA
talks about having to live with another family
PETER
talks about his experience at the court
REBECCA
talks about when her mum was arrested
KATE
talks about how she got strong in herself
AMANDA
talks about her experience of visiting the prison

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