incarceration and families

9:22am

Thu July 17, 2014
Cops & Courts

Kids of incarcerated parents speak out

Family visits at the Alameda County Jail
Daniel Arauz via Flickr

More than 2 million children across the country have at least one parent behind bars. Sixteen-year-old Kmani Baxter is one of them.

“It didn’t dawn on me that it had been 13 years since I seen him,” says Baxter. “I ain’t hug my dad since I was three or four. I haven’t touched my dad since I was four years old.”

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