Every child is different and how they will respond to the imprisonment of a family will vary from child to child, and case to case depending on the circumstances.
It’s never easy to see a loved one go to jail. It can bring up lots of conflicting feelings. It can make your life harder, especially if they were wrongly accused and imprisoned for a crime they know nothing about.
Having a loved one go to prison can be seen as a “bereavement without a body”. The child may experience a real sense of loss, missing the company of the loved one who is in prison.
There will also be practical difficulties associated with this loss.In addition to this, there is also the added difficulty of the stigma which accompanies imprisonment, which may complicate how the child feels and responds.
In the video, a man who was wrongly imprisoned when his daughter was just a year old, surprises him right after his release. The young girl couldn’t hold back her tears when she saw her dad.
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