The ‘silent victims’ of incarceration: Coping with parents in prison

From the article: “More than 2.7 million children in America have a parent in prison, according to a 2010 study (PDF) by The Pew Charitable Trusts. For the vast majority, there are few outlets for the kids. Children are left to be reared by grandmothers, aunts, moms — themselves often already struggling below the poverty line. Sometimes, they fall into the hands of the state.”

The article describes efforts by organizations and private citizens to assist the children of incarcerated parents, as well as the challenges that children face when their parent is both in prison and upon reentry.

Read the article here.

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