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All of the prisoners in Virginia’s Richmond City Jail admit they made poor choices, and could be better fathers. As these troubled men serve out their sentences, their children pay a price – often spending the most important years of their lives without active father figures.

Most of the men are in their 20s and 30s. Gerald Ward is awaiting trial for guns and drug charges. He told us his daughter is only four. “But it’s amazing what she understands. She understand that Daddy did something wrong, ” he says.

Regardless of the culture, there’s something special and valued about the father-daughter bond, yet when these daughters go to visit their fathers in jail, they can only speak to them through a thick glass or on the telephone.

“It is hard for her to release and talk to me behind the glass,” said Edwards.

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article courtesy of GospelBreak.com

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