Apart from the elite convicts who have an unbelievable lifestyle behind bars or outside the country, the fate of common criminals would be predictable. It's hard for people around the poverty line to earn and live a life with dignity, it would be worse for the families of convicts. Good or bad, the convict was one of the breadwinner, with him behind bars, their earnings are gone. Families have to face the social tag of a criminal's family and face more hardships. They also have to find sources to afford the lawyers, travel and other expenses. So it is an uphill task. I think this is a harsher punishment meted out by the Higher power than being behind bars.