Makeba: The Obama presidency

President-elect Barack Obama waves from the back of the train at the 30th Street Station in Philadelphia as he embarks on his inaugural whistle stop train trip to Washington, Saturday, Jan. 17, 2009.

As president-elect Barack Obama prepares for his presidency, Makeba reflects on what his leadership might be for people affected by incarceration.

If you are a child of someone who is incarcerated and you have a question for me, you have three options:

  1. Post a question in the comments section below,
  2. Send an email to [email protected],
  3. Call (646) 867-1891 to leave a message.

I also welcome questions from others who might simply be interested in knowing more about how the life of children is affected when a parent is incarcerated.

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SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS: How has your parent’s incarceration affected your interest in staying in school?

[Use the comments feature below or call (646) 867-1891 to leave an audio message.]

About Sandeep Junnarkar

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