Director: Linda Moroney
Origin: Not Specified
Duration: 01:00:00
Synopsis: TURN THE PAGE examines the fractured relationship between incarcerated parents and children left behind, through the lens of a jail-based literacy program called, Storybook, at Ontario County Jail. Twice a month at this facility, volunteers of the Storybook Program assist inmates who are moms and dads, as they record themselves, through tears and laughter, reading children’s books onto audiocassettes. More than 2.7 million children in the US have an incarcerated parent and approximately 10 million children have experienced parental incarceration at some point in their lives. At least now through storybook, these imprisoned fathers can read a bed-time story to their children.