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By Ian Giatti for The Christian Post

While dads across the country are set to celebrate Father’s Day with their families, many of them will mark the holiday in a detention facility. 

An estimated 684,500 state and federal prisoners were parents of at least one minor child in 2016, totaling nearly half of state prisoners (47%) and more than half of federal prisoners (58%), according to government data.

The vast majority of parents incarcerated in a U.S. prison or detention facility — 92% — are fathers.

So this Father’s Day, Youth For Christ, a ministry focused on fostering Christ-sharing relationships with high-risk youth from juvenile offenders to teen parents, is looking to bring hope to those within prison walls.

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