Keeping Children From Parents in Prison Tortures The Children

When I read the headline “Sesame Street creates first Muppet to have a parent in prison” I was in awe. I was in awe because the incarceration rate in America has become so astronomical that Sesame Street has taken up the task of helping children with a parent in prison understand and cope with their feelings. Sesame Street is as mainstream as mainstream gets. I saw a few clips of Alex’s dilemma. He was talking to his peers about his father being incarcerated: the anger, the shame, the guilt. One media clip stated that 1 in 28 children have a parent in prison. Not long ago my two children who are now Continue reading