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Incarcerated Parents

Watch Kids Read Moving Love Letters To Their Incarcerated Dads

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 06.21.2016 | Good News

It was difficult for some of the 2.7 million kids in the U.S. who have an incarcerated parent to celebrate Father’s Day. That’s why Google, in par...

Supporting Incarcerated LGBT Parents

Naomi Goldberg | Posted 06.01.2016 | Queer Voices
Naomi Goldberg

LGBT parents with a criminal record face the added challenges of discrimination based on sexual orientation and/or gender identity and a lack of LGBT competency and support in parole, probation, and reentry programs.

How States Can Help 5 Million Kids With A Parent Behind Bars

The Huffington Post | Sarah Grossman | Posted 06.10.2016 | Impact

Having an incarcerated parent can be devastating for a child's well-being. But now there are clear steps states can take to ensure these children are ...

Staggering Sentences and the Children of Incarcerated Parents

Chandra Bozelko | Posted 03.28.2016 | Crime
Chandra Bozelko

The instances where staggered sentences have been used reveals that they are an exercise of judicial discretion usually reserved for wealthy defendants.

Education and Mentorship: The Keys to the Doors of Freedom

America's Promise Alliance | Posted 12.10.2016 | Education
America's Promise Alliance

As a young girl, the classroom was the one place where I felt free -- where I felt safe. Not that I grew up in an unsafe environment, but as a teenager, I associated home with stress. School was where my friends were, where the teachers I loved were, and where I could learn new things.

Claiming Spiritual Real Estate in Prison

Nancy Deville | Posted 10.27.2016 | Impact
Nancy Deville

Even though there may not be quantifiable statistics that prove that yoga prevents recidivism, our purpose is to infiltrate and claim as much spiritual real estate as possible. We teach yoga to incarcerated women because we believe yoga can help them go on to experience the full expression of their lives.

Simon McCormack

What It's Like To Spend Father's Day In Prison | Simon McCormack | Posted 06.20.2015 | Crime

Father's Day produces a complicated mix of emotions for the thousands of fathers in the U.S. who are imprisoned. "Father's Day is a uniquely diffic...

Busting Sonoma County's Secret War on Weed

Jonathan Greenberg | Posted 06.30.2015 | San Francisco
Jonathan Greenberg

On April 3, 2015, Sonoma County's secret war on marijuana confronted an unprecedented roadblock. A freedom flash mob had gathered, overfilling a courtroom and packing the hallway outside. Nearly 100 upstanding citizens had taken off work that morning for Yarrow Kubrin.

This Woman Wants To End The Stigma Of Having A Parent In Prison, And It's Personal

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 01.28.2015 | Impact

Jasmine Barclay knows exactly what it feels like to be stigmatized for having a parent in prison. She's also a producer of the documentary "Echoes of ...

Dear Governor Beebe: Please Bring Belynda Home for the Holidays

Elizabeth Weill-Greenberg | Posted 01.25.2015 | Crime
Elizabeth Weill-Greenberg

To the police, Belynda wasn't a victim. She wasn't a stunned and grieving widow with three children. She was a suspect. No, she was worse. In their eyes, she was the perpetrator.

The 5 Best Items to Send to Your Loved One in Prison

Christopher Zoukis | Posted 10.08.2014 | Crime
Christopher Zoukis

While many items are prohibited in American jails and prisons, some are still allowed. And it is these items that can make a stay in the slammer that much more bearable and less toxic.

Honoring My Grandfather's Memory Through CASA

Lisa Hall | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
Lisa Hall

When my sister-in-law told me about a volunteer opportunity with CASA advocating on behalf of children in need, I knew that was how I wanted to give back. I feel in a way I honor my grandfather's memory through my work with these children.

The Potential of Formerly Incarcerated Women -- And Their Children

Rev. Vivian Nixon | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Rev. Vivian Nixon

had been told by many program counselors, college admissions counselors and case managers that she could never be a registered nurse because she had a felony conviction. When she came to CCF we asked our signature question, "What are your hopes and dreams?" K told us that she had always wanted to be a registered nurse. We said, "Well, let's see what we have to do to make that happen!"

Children of Incarcerated Parents Bear the Weight of the War on Drugs

Ifetayo Harvey | Posted 09.17.2013 | Politics
Ifetayo Harvey

Growing up with an incarcerated parent can be tough. To ignore the impact of incarceration on the family is to ignore how the drug war continues to dismantle black and Latino communities.

Truth About Prison Phones

Clarissa Ramon | Posted 11.05.2012 | Politics
Clarissa Ramon

2012-08-28-scblog2.pngAs it stands today, the phone system within state prisons and immigration detention centers exploits one of the most vulnerable populations in the U.S. today.

An Outstretched Hand and a Firm Grip on the Future

Laura Kaeppeler | Posted 10.20.2012 | Impact
Laura Kaeppeler

As Miss America, these last eight months of travel have allowed me to see the influence that mentors have on a child's life and now I remain more committed than ever to share my story.

Hip-Hop Artists Come Together to Support Children of Incarcerated Parents

Anthony Papa | Posted 05.01.2012 | New York
Anthony Papa

A group of entertainers including John Forte, Maino and Saigon will appear at the Griffin Nightclub in New York to raise funds for In Arms Reach, an organization that helps children of incarcerated parents.

Girl Scouts Brings Incarcerated Moms And Daughters Together

Posted 03.27.2012 | Impact

Girl Scouts Beyond Bars Helps Inmates Bond With Their Kids

'Fresh Start' Program Teaches Men About Culinary Arts and Parenting

Anthony Papa | Posted 06.01.2011 | Impact
Anthony Papa

The U.S. unemployment rate for formerly incarcerated individuals is 60 percent. For Fresh Start grads, that rate drops to 29 percent at one year after their release.

Mothers Behind Bars in the United States: A Human Rights Issue

Malika Saada Saar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Malika Saada Saar

Mothers behind bars are invisible to most of us. To the extent they are thought of at all, they are caricatured as the ultimate bad mother who has violated the basic maternal commitment to care for her children.

Growing Up With An Incarcerated Father: Tracy McMillan's Happy Family

Rebecca Walker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Rebecca Walker

I wasn't born into a family so much as I was hatched, in the general vicinity of a 20-year-old Minnesota girl with a really bad drinking problem, and the love of her life, a Billy-Dee-Williams-type who committed crimes for a living.