Black Star Project marches at Cook County Jail

August 18, 2008 3:17:42 PM PDT
Dozens of people marched in front of Cook County Jail Monday to help incarcerated dads make sure their kids get to the first day of school. The Black Star Project along with community leaders dropped off a letter to administrators at the jail Monday. They want the letter distributed to dads at the jail. It gives dads permission to have someone escort their child to the first day of classes.

Organizers say it's important that children attend school.

A spokesperson for the Cook County Sheriff's Department says the letter will be distributed and that postage will be provided for those who can't afford it.