The Emotional Reality of Having a Family Member in Prison

Season 1
Aired on 06/03/2017 | CC
John meets Stephanie, a mother who is still learning how to cope after her son was sentenced to 45 years in prison for murder. Worried about her emotional health, John asks her point-blank how her son's incarceration has affected her.

Her son's sentencing is still a fresh wound for Stephanie, and putting her pain into words is difficult. "I'm grateful I'm visiting a prison and not a gravesite," she says, trying to find something positive. Nevertheless, Stephanie confesses to feeling like she's lost her child.

Here, the grieving mother gives John some insight into the impact that the ordeal has had on her life.

Tune in to the season finale of The Book of John Gray this Saturday, June 3, at 10/9c, only on OWN.

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