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Fathers play vital roles

June 24, 2011
Andy Thompson , The Marietta Times

Father's Day has just passed, and it offered a chance for me to reflect on the indispensable role fathers play in our lives. This week, the state prison in Caldwell held a special day for fathers who are incarcerated there, which included a visit from their children, along with many family-oriented activities. It's designed to help these dads continue to be a part of their children's lives, to maintain the bonds that are often broken when a life of crime separates a father from his children. Returning to a productive life after serving time will be much more likely if a support network is in place. I applaud the prison's staff and leadership for taking this thoughtful step.



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