For the first time ever sesame Street will feature a puppet who's father is in jail. As part of an online toolkit provided to schools through the "Little Children, Big Challenges project" on the Sesame Street workshop website. The project features tips for coping with incarceration and with the help of 16 videos, the main puppet character Alex talks about the emotional distress he faces on a daily basis with having his dad in jail. The website is child and family friendly, feel free to take a look http://www.sesamestreet.org
An interesting statistic to point out is that 1 in 28 American children has a parent in jail, in fact, more american children have a parent in jail then they do deployed.