RACINE (WKOW) -- A new program in Wisconsin is helping jailed fathers stay involved in their children's lives.
Dads can actually read to their kids while behind bars.
24-year-old Lonezo Parker is serving time for burglary at the Racine Correctional Institution.
He can't be with his 5-year-old daughter Allyiah so he signed up for the "Father Read" program.
Parker picks a few children's books and records his reading session on DVD, which are sent to Allyiah.
"I did something stupid. I regret it. I regret it every day I wake up. I only can do what I can. It's an opportunity I can read to her. I took the opportunity to read to her," says Lonezo.
The state is using a federal grant to expand the inmate reading program to other prisons.
It will eventually benefit more than 200 children.
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