As a parent, Mindy wants to keep her daughter safe, help her transition into a new life, and surround her with a support system to guide her in the right direction.
During her trial, Perez was accused by news stations of giving marijuana to her children. Perez admits to smoking marijuana in her home while her children were present, but says she did not give it to them.
Recently, Congress passed Senate Bill 1614 which introduced video visitations as an option for inmates to see and speak with loved ones.
Incarceration is not a good time for anyone. But those inside aren’t the only ones who suffer. Their loved ones do too — just in different ways.
“I was finally able to realize [my mom] wasn’t going anywhere,” Anna says. “That love and support was what made me get clean.”