Denise Johnston of the Center for Children of Incarcerated Parents and Megan Sullivan of Columbia University are putting together a book of stories written by adults who experienced the incarceration of a parent when they were children. Please contact them directly for more information.
Call for Stories from Children of Incarcerated Parents
Are you an adult who experienced the incarceration of your parent as a child? Are you interested in sharing your story, in your own words, with others?
Do you have an adult child who experienced your incarceration? Would your adult child be interested in sharing his/her story with others?
We are editing a book of life stories by adults who had a parent in jail and/or prison when they were growing up. The book will describe adult perspectives on parental incarceration. This will not be a book ABOUT children of incarcerated parents, it will be a book BY adults who experienced the incarceration of a parent as children.
There is no requirement that contributors have ever lived with their incarcerated parent. There is no requirement that contributors have ever had an active relationship with their parent who has been in jail or prison. We are particularly interested in stories from individuals who have been involved in the juvenile or criminal justice systems themselves.
We will provide editorial assistance to help contributors write the story they want to tell. Contributors can send us their written work electronically or by mail.
Individuals who are interested in sharing their stories and participating in this important project can email or write to us at:
Denise Johnston & Megan Sullivan
c/o Center for Children of Incarcerated Parents
Eagle Rock, California 90041
Please contact us by June 30, 2012. We look forward to hearing from you!