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
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.
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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