Ramin Parchami after his release from prison in the Capital
Most notably, prisoners often consider aggressiveness or anger as beneficial protective methods while behind bars. Outside of jail, these traits will only become a hindrance. Identify these types of emotions and consider why your loved one is responding in the way that they are. The lens of empathy will help you be better prepared for when your loved one responds unexpectedly or acts differently than before they went to jail. It will also help your loved one feel safe, heard and respected.