Over 1 million children have incarcerated parents, finds a new study “Children of Incarcerated Parents: An Action Plan for Federal Policymakers,” but there is little coordination or practices on how to deal with this growing problem. Children whose parents are behind bars tend to live in poverty and suffer poor school performance and behavioral and emotional problems. The connection with their incarcerated parents is hindered by long distances and expensive communication options.
The Council of State Government examines these issues in this report and provides recomendations on taking steps towards solutions.
Read the study here.
Use the Crime Report for more information on Children and Prisons.