Quoting Zombie_Girls *:" thank you ladies for your opinion ! I think I am just going to sell them, he can't take care of his ... [snip!] ... but can afford to buy $400 pair of glasses. He's done a lot of damage to my daughter & I... I am just going to sell them."
in this economy, you do what you gotta do to support your child. if he can't physically be there and he can't financially be there, you need to do what you feel is best. it's not your DD's fault he's in jail, so why should she suffer? As long as its for her needs, I would feel that it's what you have to do.