When an Imprisoned Parent Isn't Home for the Holidays

Amy Ziettlow, Family Studies, 12/29/2014

The word “home” remains one of the most evocative in the English language, especially in lyric form during the month of December. Countless singers croon of coming home or being home for the holidays, but for many families, including 2.7 million children—that’s one in 28 American kids—an incarcerated partner or parent is not home for the holidays.

Subjects: Death/dying, Family

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