Google’s #LoveLetters campaign seeks to highlight and uplift the voices of young people who have an incarcerated parent. Sadly, this phenomenon hits our community more than most:
The costs of mass incarceration have disproportionately affected the lives of Black men. From 1980 to 2007, about one in three of the 25.4 million adults arrested for drugs was African-American. And if that current trend continues, one in three Black boys born today can expect to spend time in prison during his lifetime. All in all, we’re now at a point where there are more African-American men incarcerated in the U.S. than the total prison populations of India, Argentina, Canada, Lebanon, Germany, Finland, Israel and England combined.
Great to see the love these children have for their fathers has prevailed through such circumstances.