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When a Parent Does Hard Time, so Does the Family

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When a Parent Does Hard Time, so Does the Family

When a Parent Does Hard Time, so Does the Family

When a Parent Does Hard Time, so Does the Family

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More than half of the prisoners living behind bars are parents. But what happens to children of the incarcerated, and what are the challenges of keeping a family connected?

Farai Chideya speaks with Teresa Cruz, a mother who was locked up for 15 years, and her daughter — Antoinette Rangel — who was only nine years old at the time of her mother's imprisonment.

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