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Answered 2013-03-15 13:52:36

Yes. The father contributed one half of the child's genetic makeup, and that's all that matters, really, to have parental rights, and responsibilities.

Depends if he has been to court to actually get his parental rights yet and if not:
He needs his lawyer to help him to prove paternity in court and he can then ask for visitation while in prison. Juse being on the birth certificate will not give him rights unless married to the mother. He needs to leave a aDNA test to prove paternity because they are not married.

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