The Consequences of Prisons Creating "Absentee Dads"
Fathers' contributions and parenting often ignored, putting children at risk physically, behaviorally and educationally
The Crime Report
For every incarcerated man, there is often a child — or children — dealing with the effects of being separated from their father.
Sometimes for months. In many cases, years. In America,
one out of five young adults have had a parent spend time behind bars.
Having an incarcerated parent puts children at a
disadvantage. But the harmful impact on children whose fathers are behind bars is largely ignored by the criminal justice system.
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