Family days for inmates at a Perth prison are encouraging fathers to develop stronger bonds with their children. These days are arranged in conjunction with Save The Children and are a key part of showing the young men the positive side of family and community to help prevent them reoffending. I visited and was told that the only way these young men, largely from extremely difficult backgrounds, could survive in life was to appear tough, and the only time they could let down this guard was with their children, which was beneficial for both them and their children. The prison, Wandoo Reintegration Facility is a minimum-security prison that houses 77 inmates aged between 18 and 28.
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