Study Concludes Prisons Need to be More "Child-Friendly for" Children of Incarcerated Parents
Date:  07-10-2019

Study also discloses 70% of young children with incarcerated mothers have emotional or psychological problems
From The Crime Report:

Should parents who are locked up also be locked away from their kids?

If the answer is “no,” then how much time should incarcerated parents be permitted to have with their children—and how could they use that time? With over one million parents behind bars, the question is critical for the long-term health of their children—estimated at between 1.5 million and 2.3 million, according to a recent study published in the Florida Law Review.

“The long-term impact of incarceration on children depends on a variety of factors, including their age,” said the authors of the study, entitled, The Intersection of Juvenile Justice and Early Childhood: How to Maximize Family Engagement.

“Separation due to parental incarceration can affect the attachment between parent and child, which has been linked to poor child outcomes, including poor peer relationships and cognitive abilities.” Continue reading >>>