Writings from Children of Incarcerated Parents
My Survival Guide
"I didn’t wanna forget him ever… he was my dad. And what if I never get a chance to visit him again...So just in case, I sat there taking pictures in my mind and storing them in this little section I have where all the thoughts about him were."
An Urgent Need for Child-Sensitive Arrest Policy
"The pain and outrage I feel is why I want to advocate for child-sensitive arrest protocols, data collection, and training."
Beating the odds
"I want to help people who have been told they cannot be successful because they come from a poor neighborhood. I want to be able to tell them that there is more to believe than the negative stereotypes."
More than a sentence: what time feels like in prison
"My dad’s sentence feels like a life sentence because I never had and never will have him home with me. My grief seems to be stuck on prison time."
In transit photo project
Jacobia Dahm is a Berlin-based photographer who worked alongside the Osborne Association a few years ago to meet families impacted by incarceration for this photo project. Some of the families in the pictures are Osborne participants.