Children of prisoners in Zimbabwe are celebrating after Prison Fellowship Zimbabwe successfully lobbied to overturn a prison visitation ban—a breakthrough decision for children of prisoners under the age of 18 who were not permitted to visit their parents in prison.
After an eight-year separation, Precious was reunited with her father in prison. Until now, Zimbabwean law did not permit children under 18 to visit anyone in prison—even their parent.
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Onias’s father is in prison, his mother left him, and his classmates teased him. His self-esteem was deteriorating before help arrived. Now he’s building confidence and making friends.
Juliet was left to care for her six children alone when her husband was imprisoned. And then her desperate cry for help was answered.