Although Carisa Hale only appeared in the first two episodes of Girls Incarcerated she certainly had an effect on viewers.
Hale was determined to become one of the success stories of the show, after she shared her heartbreaking tale of loss and how it turned her to drugs.
And, as it happens with many of the girls of LaPorte Juvenile Correctional Facility, fans were worried that she would relapse and end up back in the system.
So where is Hale now?
Here is everything you need to know about Carisa Hale, her progress outside of the hit Netflix TV show and how she is doing now.
Meet Carisa Hale
Hale was one of the eldest in LaPorte, at 17-years-old when she entered juvie.
By the time we were introduced to her, she had served four months and only had twelve days left of time. She also had ‘red band privilege’, marking her as a low-risk and more trusted student of the programme.
It was clear that Carisa Hale was well-liked by both her fellow students and staff. In the first introduction she was described as “hilarious”, “mature” and “always smiling, very hardworking”.
But it was her struggles with drugs and addiction that had landed her in juvie. But these issues stemmed from a single moment that shook her family.
What happened to Hale’s father?
The Hales were a large family.
Craig Hale Sr had married Stephanie (Carisa’s mother) in 1995. Carisa had six siblings; Jeremy, Craig Jr, Camren, Natosha, Kayla and Christopher, who came to her gradution ceremony in episode 2.
On October 31st, 2012, Craig Hale Sr tragically had a heart attack and passed away.
Hale was just 11-years-old.
She described the experience as “the whole world crumbling around” her, as Craig Sr was the “foundation” of the family.
What happened to Hale after the show?
At the end of the show, the producers included a comment about Hale saying she was able to stay sober after she left LaPorte.
Hale and her boyfriend, Coleton, now live together and have a baby son called Marshall.
From their Facebook interactions, she has also repaired her relationship with her mother and is on track, as she said she would be at the end of the show.
She is happy, healthy and sober!
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