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Sesame Street Book Available in TDOC Prisons

Thursday, June 12, 2014 | 08:03am

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) recognizes that children of offenders are often the unintentional victims of crimes.  When a parent is incarcerated, children must deal with uncertainty, loss and sometimes shame.  In an effort to help children deal with those emotions, the TDOC will now have the book In My Family available in the visitation areas of state prisons.

In My Family is about a child whose father is incarcerated and the feelings of loss that come with that reality.  The book is part of the Sesame Street ‘Little Children, Big Challenges’ initiative which provides children with helpful tools and information to deal with uncomfortable or trying situations.  The project aims to assist children with building self-confidence and coping with adversity.

Thanks to a generous donation from JPay, In My Family is available for youth visitors at all Tennessee prisons.

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