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prison inmate visits SunshineIL 34 kids; Olney, Illinois 2354 posts
22nd Sep '09

this past weekend I went to stay with some friends in Bridgeport and we decided to go visit a friend that is currently in prison for residential burglary and serving 6 years for it. my dad found out about it and got pissed off and told me the next time I take MY SON to a prison to visit an inmate he's turning me into DCFS and reporting me for endangerment of a child..WTF?? the guy I went and seen is an old ex of mine and he's been wanting to meet my son every since I had him so I finally went up and seen him. can he (my dad) really do that? Since when is taking a 4 week old baby to a prison endangering him? there was another lady up there visiting an inmate and the baby girl wasn't maybe 2 weeks old..I'm just so stressed out right now!! I plan on going back up and visiting my ex on the 17th but I was wondering what precautions should I take while there with my baby?

GONE..................... Georgia 17421 posts
22nd Sep '09

i would get a babysitter not gonna lie. thats the precaution i would take

IDID-VBAC 12/09 2 kids; Alaska 44106 posts
22nd Sep '09

I personally wouldnt take my child. No matter how old or young the baby is. You never know what could happen. I would find a sitter.

CerealMakerWife♥ TTC since Apr 2013; 5 kids; Ukraine 36287 posts
22nd Sep '09
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Timothy Hay 2 kids; Georgia 22783 posts
22nd Sep '09

I wouldn't take my child. I'd get a baby sitter.

Mommy to K.A.P 1 child; Arizona 3779 posts
22nd Sep '09

I probably wouldn't have taken my son

tatooed_mommy Due August 30; 2 kids; Alabama 33474 posts
22nd Sep '09

My BIL is in prison and I take my oldest to see him but I would not take my newborn because all of the germs and they are more prone to catch sicknesses since they dont have a high immune system yet. But its not endagerment at all, they have tons of security gaurds in there.

K[♥ E&C] 2 kids; Nevada 25704 posts
22nd Sep '09

Well they wont take your kid away for visiting someone in a guarded room, but if it were me I would've gotten a babysitter, and if I couldn't, I wouldn't have gone.

Mommy to an *ARMY BRAT* Due July 4; TTC since Oct 2008; 17 kids; 1 angel baby; Junction City, Kansas 3047 posts
22nd Sep '09
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See ya 18 kids; Florida 10612 posts
22nd Sep '09
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Viktorya 3 kids; Michigan 40078 posts
22nd Sep '09
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Beauty Forgotten 2 kids; Bridgeton, New Jersey 5373 posts
22nd Sep '09

I dont think it could be considered endangerment of your child. And I don't believe your father could take any action in the matter. Taking your child into an atmosphere like that is a personal decision. Personally, I don't believe I would so. However, to each their own. I think if it were an ex I was going to see I would have someone sit for my child, as he has no need to visit with my ex. And I also wouldn't be making visits with an ex in jail habitual... as a person in jail likely would not make a good role model for my child and I wouldn't want to fall back into a positioin where I would "talk" to that person again. That's just me.

Nick and Mikaelyn's Momma 3 kids; Rancho Santa Margarita, California 5074 posts
22nd Sep '09

It's not endangerment, when my brother was in jail social services brought his son to see him once a week. But I never took my son to go visit him and I would never bring my child into a jail to see someone but to each there own. Id get a baby sitter if your going to go see him again.

Naturally Natalie 1 child; Oceanside, California 2129 posts
6th Oct '09
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emm4zm0mmi3 Due December 18; Arizona 98 posts
20th Apr '12
Quoting Naturally Natalie:" I brought my daughter to see her dad when she was 3 weeks old. Just make sure you use some hand sanitizer ... [snip!] ... before touching the baby after touching anything in the prison. My daughter did fine and didn't get sick from the visit."


I've been questioning wether or not I should take my daughter to see her father after she's born. I'm scared to death of an inmate going crazy or her getting some sort of disease or something. . .I was thinking about waiting until she was like 6 weeks old or more before I do anything I just feel like his mom is pressuring me to be bring her because SHE WANTS HER SON to see his daughter. . .well it's not my fault that he went to prison and as much as I do want him to see her I'm equally as scared. =/ Can you bring hand sanitizer in the see-through diaper bag you're entitled to?