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DAY 1: SEPARATION

Pineda.pngA FAMILY SEPARATED BY PRISON

Evenor Pineda, 15, and Natalia Pineda, 13, (above) discuss their father’s incarceration, his future release, and how the family remained tight over the past 12 years of incarceration.

GARRETT GAUTHIER: Penacook native looks to reconnect with young son while serving time in Concord.

WITHIN PRISON, A SUCCESS: State took a lead decades ago by looking at offenders through the lens of their children


   VIDEO: Evenor Pineda's children talk about the relationship with the father.

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DAY 2: UNCERTAINTY

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HEATHER LEAVITT: A MOTHER'S CHALLENGE

Woman is hopeful that when she is released from the women’s prison in Goffstown in March, she’ll continue to pick up the pieces and start anew, with the promise of a more fulfilling and happier time ahead. She also prays that her daughters, ages 8 and 17, will be part of that journey with her. 

MICHELLE COTE: A mother says an abusive relationship with her drug-addicted ex-boyfriend led to the thefts that landed her in prison. Now, she’s working to reconnect with her daughters through visits and phone calls.

FAMILY IMPACTS OF INCARCERATION: The void of a missing parents can have effects in ways both subtle and overt. That’s especially true for adolescents who have always looked to their parents as role models but who now feel a sense of shame and social stigma.

VIDEO: Heather Leavitt opens up about her relationships with her daughters.


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DAY 3: RECONNECTING

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ADAM CARMODY: A LIFE REBUILT

Carmody, 32, has been in recovery since March 2012. He’s been out of prison since this past May, and during that time he has rekindled a relationship with his young sons.

VIDEO: Adam Carmody shares time with his son.
 

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DAY 4: UNSILENCED

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AMANDA MITCHELL: FINDING HER VOICE

Dec. 22 marked nine months since her release from the women’s prison in Goffstown, where she spent 18 months. It is behind prison walls where she found her voice after decades of silence, and where she realized how to help other incarcerated women do the same. 

Two-hundred inmates at the state’s Berlin prison launched a food boycott Tuesday to protest a new visitation policy that took effect this week at...

Amanda Mitchell felt trapped. New traumas in her life had reopened old wounds of childhood abuse.Triggers. She hated triggers. They made her feel...

Adam Carmody doesn’t remember much about his drive home to Concord from New York, but he knows his 3-year-old son was with him.He remembers why he...

Growing up, Evenor and Natalia Pineda couldn’t hug their father and say “I love you” before bed. Instead, the young children clung to the sound of...

Heather Leavitt hopes to one day look in the mirror and recognize the woman staring back. The woman she once knew is hardly recognizable through...

Michelle Cote credits prison with saving her life.She was in an abusive relationship with a heroin addict whose lifestyle she tried to conceal from...

In some circles, it’s called a shared sentence.For each parent incarcerated, there’s at least one forgotten victim: a child.While mom or dad is...

Children’s handprints in every color of the rainbow, poems written by fathers and sons, and fantasy murals of “a perfect day” adorn the wall space...

Garrett Gauthier’s fondest memory with his son is waking up in the middle of the night to feed him with a bottle. He had the opportunity to do so...

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