Why Texas Must Do a Better at Protecting Kids With Jailed Parents

It was hard to read the tragic tale of the Kylia Booker and her four sisters. Their mother was locked up multiple times over the years, and these innocent youngsters paid the price for her mistakes, left alone to fend for themselves.Dallas Morning News reporter Cary Aspinwall's disturbing investigation revealed there are at least dozens of children like the Booker siblings in North Texas, overlooked because no one in the criminal justice system is responsible for the safety of children whose parents go to jail. At one point, Kylia found herself in charge of a household and caring for her two younger sisters, at age 12.  Continue reading...

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