The Madeleine Brand Show for September 30, 2011

Mentoring program for children of prisoners comes to an end

Fishing

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Stock photo of father and son fishing.

More than a million children in America have at least one parent in prison. Those kids face a lot of challenges - forming healthy relationships with adults is one of them. For the last eight years, the federal government has funded a program that pairs these children with mentors. But funding for the program was eliminated earlier this year and runs out Friday. Jed Kim reports from San Diego.

 


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