Is it OK to not have sympathetic feelings about your child going to jail
my 21 year old daughter is going to jail for the next year because of a hit and run DUI. If she had admitted what she did they would have gone easier on her but she refused. She also seems to have a problem drinking responsibly.
the weird this is that I am not able to really feel bad about this, because she has been stubborn throughout all of this and now going to jail is the punishment for what she did and maybe it will be a learning and eye opening experience having to be in that environment and also it will keep her away from alcohol for a year, She also has had everything a young lady could want. A good family life (nobody in her family has drinking problems) and a great education yet she is throwing it away. And she also set a poor example for her younger 16 year old sister.
is this too harsh? Am I wrong for saying this?
some people say I am because in jail it is cold and uncomfortable and she could possibly get beaten up and raped. Well the part about being cold and uncomfortable seems kind of expected, but I have a hard time believing she will get raped and beaten since guards should be able to break that stuff up and would those people really want to potentially add more time to their sentence?
is there anything else I should tell her before she goes? Also, what should I tell my younger 16 year old daughter who is showing concern?