Prison reform is one of the few initiatives that has brought together both Democrats and Republicans since the election of Donald Trump. In California, psychologists and prison officials are finding ways to involve the families of prisoners in healing.
Last week we met Jessica and Fred Stillman – Fred served 23 years for murder in California prisons. His daughter Jessica began visiting him there when she was only nine years old. Filmmaker John Beck tells their story, and that of other families, in his new documentary Invisible Bars, airing Monday on KRCB TV 22. It’s about new approaches to therapy and counseling in prison that put families first. Jessica told KRCB news director Steve Mencher that children whose parents are incarcerated often suffer long term health effects –
At Norcalpublicmedia.org, find part one of this interview and a trailer for Invisible Bars, airing on KRCB TV 22 this Monday at 9 pm.