GRAFTON, Ohio — There are nearly three million children across the country with a parent who is locked up behind bars.
For the kids, it means trauma.
And if their mom or dad can’t parent from prison — it means a lot worse.
That is where the annual Fatherhood Conference at Lorain Correctional Institution comes in.
The program is a one-of-a-kind initiative to help fathers be dads from prison — over the course of a weekend, guest speakers and past inmates give advice, dads are given new ideas on how to communicate with their children, and the kids were allowed in for activities ranging from face-painting to football and basketball.
(Note: This story was filmed before the coronavirus outbreak)