Maybe because you are growing up. You are at a transitional age, maybe he is trying to treat you accordingly?
So did he treat you like a rock before he went to jail and now you've just met him? Or you mean you've seen a change only in the last few months?Sorry just trying to catch up.
I am very sorry for your loss, that is a lot for anyone to deal with in such a short time. Maybe your dad realized he has to step up and be a better parent to you. I really hope the humane treatment is permanent. Whatever is happening he shouldn't be abusing you. Please message me if you ever need someone to talk with.
Still, I am very sorry you are having such a difficult time. Things will look up for you even if it is hard to believe it right now.
No idea? Have you changed recently? Has he had a near death experience?
Maybe that gave him a new perspective on things.
Perhaps he realized he was wrong in treating you like a rock.