April 10, 2012
Easter Egg Hunt Behind Bars – WCAX video
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“I’ve been in here since 2009. And this is our first time to come outside and run around together, so to me I’m very appreciative and thankful and thank God,” she said.
“I think it’s just a great opportunity to spend time with her and have fun,” said her niece.
The Easter egg hunt was put on by Kids-A-Part. It is a program offered by the Lund Family Center to reduce the impact of parental incarceration on children.
“It supports their emotional health, their well being, it gives them a sense of normalcy. Having your mom in prison does make you different. And this is something where they get to be doing just a regular family activity,” said Jess Kell with Kids-A-Part.
Tricia Guyette says she is thankful for the time she got to spend with her son this Easter and is already looking forward to next year.
“Next year I’ll be home with him, so it will be a lot easier,” she said.
A promise from a mother who spent this Easter behind bars.