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Albany program helps inmates connect with their children

November 09, 2017 07:16 AM

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - University at Albany students are helping local jail inmates connect with their children.

Albany County Jail inmates participating in the program are recorded while reading a children's book. A CD of the reading is mailed with the book to the child's home.

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The goal of the program run from Albany's School of Criminal Justice is to lessen the emotional burden children feel when a parent is behind bars.

Recordings began this month at the Albany jail.

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