Thousands of LA Children Are Punished for Parents’ Mistakes

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Family Sentences, a series in the New Orleans Times-Picayune, explores the damage done to children when a parent is sent to prison. The series reports on how law enforcement and the courts don't always recognize that the people that they arrest, prosecute, and sentence are more than just suspects. Often, they are mothers and fathers. Their imprisonment will affect children, households, and entire communities . . .

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