When the Family is Sentenced -- Growing Up Poor in the Bay Area

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Editor's Note: Moaseni Leasiolagi and his fiancée Christina have two children, Muzik (5) and Kay (3) and currently live in a 10x10 studio with his father and younger brother in San Jose, Calif. They have been out of work and on welfare since their son was born. Moaseni was recently convicted of a felony and had to turn himself in to authorities to do nine months in prison, leaving his fiancée and kids to fend for themselves.

Jean Melesaine is a content producer at Silicon Valley DeBug. This video was produced for Growing up Poor in the Bay Area a community forum held by New America Media, the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health and kidsdata.org.