My Partner's In Prison... Now What?

We all make mistakes, but what happens when one of those mistakes lands you in prison? Melissa Jacob wrote a book about just that, after her seemingly saintly husband Patrick was jailed for two years, and their suburban family life was turned upside down. Cam chats to Melissa and Patrick about how they told their kids and navigated parenting, what it's really like on the inside, and how their relationship endured such a trying time.


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Hosts: Cameron Daddo and Alison Brahe-Daddo. 

Guests: Melissa Jacob and Patrick Jacob.

Managing Producer: Elle Beattie. 

Producer and Editor: Amy Kimball. 

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