At the Warren County Regional Jail, inmate Amy McKeown takes Moral Recognition Therapy class 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. 

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Amy waits outsides of the 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's day began in jail, taking classes and awaiting her pending release, and ended in helping Jaxson with homework in her mother's kitchen,

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Two weeks after her release, Amy struggles to find her place in the lives of Susan and Jaxson. As a result, he feels that she often feels most isolated in her own home. She also says that this has been the cause of relapses in the past.

Two weeks after her release, Amy splits time between her mother's home and friends homes closer to the city of Bowling Green.

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Amy attends church with her family before Christmas.

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Amy smokes a cigarette outside of her mother's home.

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