where there is love there is hope

A book for those concerned about the impact of incarceration on individuals and families.


over 5000 copies sold

A mother and son's enduring love through incarceration

Delve into an intimate journey of enduring love through incarceration in ‘Doing Time With My Son.’ This book offers insight into the impact of incarceration on families, providing an empathetic, but realistic, look at a struggle that has become a national crisis.

This book will teach you that together we can always move forward with hope, knowing that no matter where we come from, what we’ve been through, and what lies ahead, love endures.

About the authors

Bettye L. Blaize is a mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and dedicated advocate for families, educators, and youth, especially those whose lives have been impacted by incarceration. From her 29-year career in the hospitality industry and her work as an executive administrator for youth service agencies in the Baltimore area to her current passion of spreading the “Doing Time” message of love and hope wherever she goes, Bettye’s journey reflects unwavering dedication to impacting change wherever she serves.

Terrence G. White is a devoted husband, father, and grandfather whose commitment to family surpasses all else in his life. Although he excelled in school and sports at an early age, he lost his way during his teen years and as a result served several sentences, including a final sentence of 10 years. During that time, Terrence became a mentor in the Youth Challenge program, sparking his desire to give back to young men facing incarceration. With determination, Terrence also earned licenses in plumbing, construction and truck driving, achieving a 3.7 GPA while serving time. Since leaving prison, Terrence has fulfilled all major goals he has set for himself, including becoming a proud business owner of his own trucking company.

Training & outreach

Are you a school, agency, or non-profit leader looking to more effectively serve youth and families touched by incarceration?

Bettye and Terrence would love to support your youth, educators, youth service providers, & families through:

  • virtual and in-person
  • workshops & trainings
  • book studies & author talks
  • keynotes and Q&A sessions
  • community outreach events
  • small group sessions

About the publisher

Full Circle Press provides start-to-finish book writing, coaching, and publishing services to purpose-driven changemakers who want to make a big impact in the world. Their goal is to amplify voices that have been sidelined, lead with integrity, publish-first-class writing, and share the tough stories that need to be told.


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