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With Jail Visits Cut Off, This Mom Resorted To Snail Mail

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Tariq Carlson, left, and mom Diane Rabinowitz. Carlson is diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia and is incarcerated at Twin Towers jail. (Courtesy of Diane Rabinowitz )
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When the L.A. Sheriff's Department suspended outside visits at the jails, it created a whole new level of stress for the families of inmates with mental health problems.

Diane Rabinowitz was among them. Her son, Tariq Carlson, is serving time for a misdemeanor, and he has a diagnosis of paranoid schizophrenia.

Without a way to directly connect, Rabinowitz turned to an old-fashioned method: snail mail. And it's worked. Carlson has been "touched" by the letters she and her friends have written, so much that he's called from jail to tell her.

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