30 Children Make a Special Trip to See Their Moms Who Are Incarcerated Upstate

30 Children Make a Special Trip to See Their Moms Who Are Incarcerated Upstate

11 Jan 2013

By Kasey Currier | Program Assistant, Children and Youth Services

The cold fall weather in New York brings with it the start of Osborne’s Family Ties Program, a program for children ages 3 months to 21 years whose mothers are incarcerated at Albion Correctional Facility (located near the Canadian border). Family Ties offers a 12-session parenting program at Albion while providing outreach, support, and service referrals to the children of the mothers in the class, and their caregivers. A special extended visit day is organized and incorporated into the mothers’ graduation day. The children embark on a two day trip including a 6 hour visit on the second day. This fall, that special visit took place on December 7th. 

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William Morton Comes Home

On a clear summer day in July, William Morton left Fishkill Correctional Facility after twenty two years of incarceration. As he passed through the final chain link fence into the parking lot, he was met with a smile, tears, and a hug by Laura Roan, director of Elderly Reentry Initiative (ERI), an Osborne program based in Newburgh, New York.  

Leaving Fishkill

 

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Voices from See Us, Support Us: Jacobia Dahm

Voices from See Us, Support Us: Jacobia Dahm

Throughout #SeeUsSupportUs month, we will highlight the voices of people directly impacted by parental incarceration. Below is a contribution from Jacobia Dahm, a Berlin based photographer, who took photos of some Osborne participants en-route to visit their incarcerated loved ones. Jacobia generously contributed five of her photographs to the See Us Support Us campaign this year. You can see the rest of her "In Transit" collection at her website. 


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Voices from See Us, Support Us: Pamela Brunskill

Voices from See Us, Support Us: Pamela Brunskill

Throughout #SeeUsSupportUs month, we will highlight the voices of people directly impacted by parental incarceration. Below is a contribution from Pamela Brunskill, a literacy coach, developer of educational resources, writer, and NYCIP Partner. Read Pamela's moving piece, Visiting Prison: The Endless Wait about her experience visiting her father for the first time after many years.

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