Children whom parents are in prison have the risk of depression 3 times higher than others with the problems of behavior disorders, according to a study by sociologist Professor Kristin Turney. There are approximately 2.7 million children in the United States have parents in prison.
African-American men are the most affected groups and children in this group had 7.5 times more likely to have their parents behind bars than white children.
|Maya with many emotions when sending a letter to the father
Their messages were sent to all the father whom staying in jail on "Father's Day" with the support of Google.
"On the day my father come home, I would ..." – the 9-year-old Maya stopped and puts her hands on her face, unable to continue. Maya's father is taking a 25-years sentence in California prisons.
Maya was one of several children appeared on the "Father's Day" video which was sent to all the fathers in jail. This is a project made by the technology giant Google America called #Loveletters.
The project was implemented by Google and other non-profit organizations such as the Club and PlaceforGrace Pops to help children reach out to their parents in prison, as well as shine a light on the human toll of mass incarceration.
Google has been working with the California Department of Corrections to share the video to those kids’ father in prison.
Recently, Google's charities announced, they will focus on racial equity and will work with organizations to fight against mass incarceration. Also during this time, Google gave out $3 million to organize activities for racial justice.
"We would like to tear down the inadequacies and if there is a system must be dismantled, it was prison justice system" - David Drummond, Deputy director of Alphabet Group said.
|The number of prisoners in the US rate high proportion in the world.
From 1980 to 2012, the number of children in the United States having parents in prison has increased by 5 times, according to estimates of the sociologist Bryan Sykes and Becky Petit, mostly not related to violence.
The experience is traumatizing for children and can impact deeply into their lives. It also leads to abuse or violence, a study from the Annie E. Casey foundation said.
In the video, Maya with her haunting eyes ended the message with a kiss on the video camera. Besides this humanitarian project, Google has many other projects in order to save the woman is a victim of trafficking, etc.Minh Nguyen