Inside Sesame Street’s Incarceration Interest
By Lauren Gonzalves This past June, Sesame Street introduced a new character named “Alex”, whose father is in jail. Alex is not likely destined for an appearance on the PBS, but a lot of work and partnership went into making Alex the center of a targeted campaign to families involved in the justice system.
Classes Turning Incarcerated Juvenile Fathers Into Dads
Saturday afternoons are Jay’s favorite in the Sacramento County Juvenile Detention Center. On those days, the guards unlock the iron doors of his all-male residential unit. After walking through the door, he enters the visiting room, a septic, egg-shell colored area with cement walls and silver metal tables.