Published: Dec 25, 2013 3:06 AM EST

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - About a dozen inmates at one of Jacksonville's jails sent recorded messages to their children as a plea not to follow in their footsteps.
The Times-Union ( reports that most of the men selected for the program will be out of jail by May.
Rev. John Guns, founder of Operation Save Our Sons, says the organization will hold a welcome home party for the inmates who participated. He says the goal is to positively integrate the fathers back into their children's lives.
The program is a collaboration between Operation Save Our Sons and the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.
The fathers urged their children to make better decisions than they did and to stay out of jail.
Information from: The (Jacksonville) Florida Times-Union,

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