Children often think they are somehow to blame for a parent’s imprisonment. Reassure your kids that you are in prison because of what you did, not because of anything they did. They are not to blame.
Jonathan will spend a lifetime trying to get back the precious moments a single bad decision cost him. Nearly 1 in 28 children has a father incarcerated. Incarceration and collateral consequences affect more than just those convicted of crime.
Patterns of brokenness seem to pass through family generations, almost like an inheritance.