When Mom or Dad Goes to Jail, Who Helps the Kids?

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One of the hidden tolls of mass incarceration in the U.S. is the rising number of children who are left behind when one or both parents are sent to prison, says a report released today by the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

According to the study, the number of kids with a father in prison or jail rose by 500 percent between 1980 and 2000. At least five million children have had a parent incarcerated at some point in their . . .

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