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