I stood by my husband for two years whilst he was in prison. I gave him the benefit of the doubt and thought he deserved a second chance. We managed to keep our prison relationship going ( which was hard work ) but things started to fall apart on his release. At first he was fine and applied for tons of jobs. He kept getting knocked back and slumped in to a depression. He felt a failure so he went out and did what he did best - got money by other means which has landed him in trouble and in prison again. I do not know how people can honestly say that families can reduce re-offending when we get no support to able us to do this. When people are released from prison, it is a bit of a shell shock yet families are alone trying to maintain a relationship as well as being a probation baby sitter.