How A Parent's Incarceration Mentally And Emotionally Scars Their Children

February 20, 2015 9:40 PM

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Ifetayo Harvey's father was sentenced to 15 years in prison for cocaine trafficking when she was just 4 years old. Even though he only served half of his sentence, he was subsequently deported to his home country of Jamaica, leaving his daughter without a father figure for the majority of her life.

Harvey joined HuffPost Live host Nancy Redd to discuss how that loss affected her mentally and emotionally, as well as the damage the resulting stigma can do to a person.

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