'Sesame Street' creates first Muppet to have a parent in jail
“I just miss him so much,” he tells a friend. “I usually don’t want people to know about my Dad.”
Meet Alex, the first Muppet to have a dad in jail. According to a Pew Charitable Trusts report, one in 28 children in the United States now has a parent behind bars -- more than the number of kids with a parent who is deployed -- so it’s a real issue, but it’s talked about far less because of the stigma.