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One Friday night in high school I was on my way out the door to a football game when my mom got a phone call that stopped me in my tracks. A family member had been arrested and was sitting in a jail cell. My mom insisted I go to the game, but I couldn’t enjoy myself because all I could think about was how a person I loved had committed a crime and I had no idea what would happen to them. Luckily for me and my family, my relative was released after a day and somehow life returned to normal. Sadly, for over two million kids in this country, that isn’t the case. Approximately 1-in-28 children have an incarcerated parent. I can’t even begin to imagine how growing up with a mother or father in jail would affect me.