Elmo visits prisons, helps kids with jailed parents

November 14, 2013 12:49:51 PM PST
Sesame Street star Elmo visited San Quentin Thursday. But no, the lovable Muppet character is not in trouble with the law.

He was at the state prison in Marin County to help children deal with the stress of having incarcerated parents.

It's part of a family workshop.

Elmo is giving a video presentation featuring a new Muppet character named Alex, whose father is behind bars.

Elmo did the same Wednesday during a stop at the Santa Rita Jail in Dublin.