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A year without visits: COVID-19’s impact on children with incarcerated parents (North Carolina Health News)

 

By Hannah Critchfield, July 16, 2020, NC Health News.

Correctional facilities throughout the state have shut down in-person visitations to help quell the spread of COVID-19, creating one more roadblock for kids trying to navigate the criminal justice system to stay connected with a parent.

In any other year, on Father’s Day, 11-year-old Marley Bennett and her grandmother would pack up their pre-made lunches and drive to Orange Correctional Center for a visit with Marley’s father.

They’d sit at the picnic tables outside, and she and her dad would chat about the news and school friends over barbecued ribs, potato salad, and collard greens.

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