There are 2.7 million children with a parent in prison or jail in the United States. The number of children with a father in prison has grown by 79% since 1991. The problem has become so devastating among children that when they have a parent in prison, it is now considered an Adverse Childhood Experience. (ACE)
These are staggering facts. Host, Matt Duhamel interviews Erik Vecere from the National Fatherhood Initiative (NFI) to discuss what correctional facilities in America are doing to help men in prison to be better dads. NFI’s, “InsideOut Dad” program is also discussed and how it’s been a proven system in reducing recidivism among incarcerated fathers.
Fathers in Prison: Learning to Parent Behind Bars (Episode #4)
Charlie Engle is a survivor. He’s been through drug and alcohol addiction, 16-months in federal prison, and numerous ultra-marathon runs including a 111 day run through the Sahara Desert and 6 countries.
Host, Matt Duhamel talks with Engle about resiliency and the possibility of redemption even though society thinks you don’t deserve it. Episode #3 is a must watch (or listen) for anyone that has been down in life but has the stamina to pull through and reach new heights.
The Running Man: Charlie Engle’s Redemption (Episode #3)
Host, Matt Duhamel speaks with Dr. Lisa Sample of Sexual Offense Policy Research (SOPR) about her latest research on registered sex offenders reintegrating and living in the community. Matt opens up the conversation about desistance from sex offending, offender registration and notification laws, public perceptions on sex offenders and the wide supported belief that registered sex offenders are the new “lepers” in modern day society.
Dr. Lisa Sample is the President of SOPR and is the Masters Program Coordinator at the University of Nebraska, Omaha.