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-Trowsdell, 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