Remembering Families Separated This Father's Day
Do you know how many prisoners in America are fathers? About half.
In fact, in state prisons, 48% of black prisoners, 51% of Hispanic prisoners, and 40% of white prisoners are fathers with children on the outside. Those numbers are higher for black and Hispanic federal male prisoners: 64% or about 3 in 5 are fathers compared to the 3 in 10 (30%) of white male prisoners.
As we celebrate Father's Day this year, we hope you remember the dads and their kids separated by crime and incarceration.
FATHERS BEHIND BARS
It was during his incarceration that LaDavid began to grow. As a person, and as a father.
Shane loved his children, but they had become collateral damage because of his addiction.
Separated by prison bars, incarcerated fathers face many hurdles in maintaining relationships with their children. The following resources offer helpful suggestions to incarcerated parents, as well as caregivers, on parenting through this time of separation.
FOUR WAYS INCARCERATED FATHER CAN HELP WITH THEIR CHILDREN'S EDUCATION
Education is critical to a child's success in life. Here are four ways incarcerated fathers can help with their children's schooling.
LET'S FACE IT
The way we say things can convey as much as what we are saying. So how can you effectively communicate with your loved ones while incarcerated?
VISITING ROOM SABOTAGE
Visiting with loved ones in a prison setting is hard. Here are 10 guidelines for a successful visit.
IN HIS OWN WORDS
Incarceration and collateral consequences affect more than just those convicted of crime. Former prisoner Jonathan Smith shares in his own words why he will spend a lifetime trying to get back the precious moments a single bad decision cost him.
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