At the Warren County Regional Jail, inmate Amy McKeown takes Moral Recognition Therapy class, a form of group therapy which will allow her early release. She has been incarcerated for seven months.
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In the United States, 46% of inmates who are in prison or jail are there for drug related offenses. Amy McKeown is a Kentucky inmate who says she has struggled with addiction her whole adult life. On the outside, her mother and son await her return to their home with many expectations as to how their life will be with Amy out of jail.

This is one family’s struggle with addiction, as told through still images and a short documentary that can be viewed here.

Amy's son Jaxson at his home where he has lived with his grandmother for 2 years. His mom will be released from jail in two weeks.

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Susan and her grandson Jaxson get ready for church at their home in Woodburn, Kentucky. Jaxson has lived with Amy for the last two years, but has been his primary caregiver at different times throughout his life.

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Amy waits outside of the Warren County Jail on the day of her release.

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Amy surprises Jaxson at school on the day of her release.

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Amy unpacks stored clothing to move into Susan's, in the bedroom she had as a teen. Amy says that she feels like she has taken many steps back in moving home as an adult.

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Amy attends church with Susan and Jaxson. While she was in jail, Amy and Jaxson made a list of requirements for living with them, including church attendance.

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Amy helps Jaxson with his homework.

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Two weeks after her release, Amy struggles to feel comfortable living with Susan and Jaxson. Though part of her wants to make it work, she splits time between their home and staying with friends.

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Susan and Jaxson spend time at home together. Through Amy hasn't officially moved out, Susan and Jaxson see her infrequently, sometimes going days without calls or texts.

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