Ramin Parchami after his release from prison in the Capital
Once your loved one gets released, they’ll likely experience an initial culture shock. While in jail, someone else is dictating what you can do 24 hours a day. Your meals are planned out, your outside time is on a strict schedule and lights out means lights out. There’s no negotiation. Your loved one may get overwhelmed by all their choices and responsibilities once they first get out of jail. You can’t expect them to immediately get a job, rent out a home and reintegrate into society. Instead, help them set small but realistic goals.