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If one parent was in prison for almost a decade do they still have any custody rights?


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2015-07-15 18:49:35
2015-07-15 18:49:35

Yes. For more info. see GRANTING CUSTODY

Did the parent keep in contact with the children?

Here's the incarcerated prisoners manual

http://www.prisonerswithchildren.org/pubs/ipm/toc.htm

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