Bringing Children of Incarcerated to their Parents

November 7th, 2007

If you’re a parent, being separated from your kids is never easy. Maybe they’re off at college? Maybe they had to take a job in another town. Or maybe it’s the parent who had to leave home and do some time.What do you do and whom do you turn to when you are an incarcerated mother with small children? Many offenders who want to maintain contact with their kids don’t have a way to transport their child to and from correctional facilities. Many Illinois prisons are hours away from the big city, and for inner-city caregivers who don’t own cars, taking a child to visit their parents is out of the question. Read the rest of this entry »

Children of the Incarcerated

September 26th, 2007

What’s it like to be a parent in prison knowing your children are growing up without you? There are approximately 90,000 children just in Illinois with parents in jail or prison or on probation or parole.

Tonight on Community, Media & You, we discuss the campaign and talk with two former offenders. Our guests are Alden Loury of the Chicago Reporter, and former offenders Manuel Feliciano and Andrew Atchison

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