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When someone goes to prison, what is often forgotten about is that those prisoners have families. In reality the parent is not the only one doing the time, but the partners and children are as well. In Queensland 1 in 20 children have a parent in prison, within the indigenous community those numbers reduce down to 1 in 5.
Stats also show that children of prisoners are 6 to 7 times more likely to end up in prison themselves.
As someone who have experienced the realities of having a parent in jail, I would like to commend to you the Angel Tree Project by Prison Fellowship. The Angel Tree Project enables children of prisoners to receive a gift at Christmas time when in a lot of cases they would not otherwise receive a gift.
Today's radio interview is with Dave Way, the State Executive Officer for Prison Fellowship In Queensland who shares more in depth about the number of people in prison in Queensland and the programs that Prison Fellowship run.
I would like to encourage you to donate the recommend $25 for a child of a prisoner to receive a Christmas present this Christmas.
To donate go to: http://www.prisonfellowship.org.au/donations_174_4.html or give the office a call on: 07 3399 3190 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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