MARTIN COUNTY, Fla. - On Friday, a group of children from South Florida will get the chance to do something many of us take for granted every day. They'll get to see their dads, some for the first time in years.
These children are among 200,000 children of prisoners in Florida.
"(It's) a growing, largely invisible population known to suffer from delinquency, antisocial behavior and emotional stress attributed to separation from their incarcerated parents," explained Leon Fooksman, the Advocacy Director for Children of Inmates, Inc.
I'm on a bus full of kids heading to see their Dads in prison. One girl I talked to hasn't seen hers in a year. pic.twitter.com/tvcM3SQ5lV