Parenting by phone

Jay Coleman, the man we met in an earlier piece, spent 25 years in prison but tried to stay as involved as he could in raising his children. In addition to monthly family visits, he spent time with his kids on the telephone, trying to give them a sense that they had a father.

In this second interview clip, explains what impact the telephone calls had on him and his children.

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About Sandeep Junnarkar

Sandeep Junnarkar is the founder and editorial director of Family Lives Behind Bars.