Nonprofit organization

Our acronym is M.I.S.S. but we do not exclude incarcerated daughters.

"Where there is no vision…the people perish."

Solitary confinement is unproductive. The lack of social simulation is harmful regardless of the inmate’s mental status, and studies have shown that isolation can have psychological implications. The mentally disabled are extremely vulnerable to this type of punishment. It can actually exacerbate their already fragile mental condition; they should not be dehumanized because of their illness. They are human beings!  How did this country reverse back to the barbaric abuses and neglects that were once denounced? It was those neglectful practices, such as isolation, that partially lead to the outcry for de-institutionalization. We feel that solitary confinement constitutes “cruel and unusual punishment," which is prohibited in the eighth amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

In addition, when the mentally ill are released from prison, they do not have adequate housing. Thus, they wander the streets, break into abandoned buildings for shelter, are taken advantage of, and use illegal drugs to self-medicate. Finding housing is always difficult for ex-offenders, but the challenge is even more acute for the mentally ill. "For the severely mentally ill, there is virtually no facility designed for long-term inpatient care," says Sherri Sullivan, director of Bridgeview Manor, the only residential treatment center in Ohio that accepts the indigent mentally ill. "If they exist, they exist as a group home, and most group homes don't offer treatment."

If you have a son or daughter incarcerated and would like to join our community, sign-up today. We are stronger together!

Rhonda Robinson,
M.I.S.S. Founder

“Do not judge me by my successes, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again.” — Nelson Mandela



Behind Bars, Mentally Ill Inmates Are Often Punished For Their Symptoms

Click the following to read the article:  NPR


A M.I.S.S. member was chosen to tell her story on the OWN network’s show ‘The Book of John.’

You can watch the full episode of Season 1, ( THE MID-NIGHT SERMON, 108) by clicking the following link and signing-up through your cable company to the OWN Network's mobile app. http://www.oprah.com/own-thebookofjohngray/The-Emotional-Reality-of-Having-a-Family-Member-in-Prison-Video


Click the following link to listen to the Portland, Oregon KBOO radio show featuring M.I.S.S. members :  M.I.S.S. Members' Radio Interview 

Click following link to read article and comments from M.I.S.S. members: Here





We have a birthday today!!

Jessica Irwin


Terry Righos posted a status
Sons safety in jeopardy
Anybody know who I can get in touch with for my son in Tucson Complex CDU?
Esther and Jerra Worthy are now friends
Sheila Gray, Monica Lamont, Aileen Cunningham and 2 more joined Mothers of Incarcerated Sons Society, Inc.
Nov 27
Stephanie and Janet Kraft are now friends
Nov 24
Janet Kraft and L Marisa Jackson are now friends
Nov 23
Michelle posted a status
Good morning all. Wonderful news, my son has been released!!! He's at a halfway house for a few weeks. Going to see him today!!
Nov 23
Constance Lelle posted a status
My Mother. My son who is incarcerated and me
Nov 22
Constance Lelle posted a status
Feeling lost in this system, my son is mentally ill? 34 years old. Never has had criminal history. Now in pre- trial. I feel sick about it
Nov 22
  • Cindy nevens I’m so sorry. I know your pain. Sending you strength and light.
    Nov 22
Tammy Batson posted a status
Empty chair.
Nov 22
  • Constance Lelle Empty chair is so true, my son came every yeR for Thanksgiving. Now he is in a cell for 23 hours at a time. He is mentally ill so he is in seclusion. My first holidays without him
    Nov 22
Lindsay Edwards, Stephanie, Ruth Rodriguez and 3 more joined Mothers of Incarcerated Sons Society, Inc.
Nov 21
Judy Cunningham is now friends with Ijnanya, Bernadette T Allen, Judy McInerney and 1 more
Nov 18
Karen and Irene McHone joined Mothers of Incarcerated Sons Society, Inc.
Nov 15
L.R is now a member of Mothers of Incarcerated Sons Society, Inc.
Nov 13
Jasmin Pelkey is now a member of Mothers of Incarcerated Sons Society, Inc.
Nov 10
Tammy Batson and Janean are now friends
Nov 9
Linda Jamieson and Kathy B are now friends
Nov 9

"I want to thank, from the bottom of my heart, all the beautiful and courageous mothers of MISS for their unwavering support and loyalty toward their loved ones, as well as to the greater cause at hand. I also am very grateful for the extremely thoughtful and generous outpouring of positive energy in my direction. The letters have been well received. I am sending each of you all my very best."

With love, Cameron Douglas

(Note: Cameron is the son of actor Michael Douglas)


A message from former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick:


Thank you so very much for your continued encouragement & support. You all are an incredible blessing to me, and so many of us. Blessings to you & your families."