Nearly 2.7 million children in the U.S. have a parent behind bars. That’s one in every 28 children.
Finding a way for incarcerated parents to connect with their children during the pandemic hasn’t been easy. But a songwriting workshop at the Ohio Reformatory for Women found a way to maintain the connection – virtually.
Today on All Sides with Ann Fisher, the challenges and value of connecting prison inmates with families and creative programming during a pandemic.
- Piper Kerman, prison reform advocate and author
- Roni Burkes, deputy director of reentry, Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction
- Annette Dominguez, former director of the Tapestry program
- Erin Blaemire, Tapestry graduate and former inmate at the Ohio Reformatory for Women
- Mujeddid Muhammad, instructor, former inmate, London Correctional
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