LOS ANGELES — Family separation due to a parent’s incarceration can create a long-term impact on kids and families.

According to the California Research Bureau, close to 195,000 children have parents who are incarcerated in California.

The nonprofit, Gordon Philanthropies, recently brought books to Twin Towers Correctional Facility and worked with some of the men to record themselves reading out loud. The recordings were then sent to the families. The goal is to foster greater connection between fathers and their kids.