The Consequences of Prisons Creating "Absentee Dads"
Date:  10-23-2019

Fathers' contributions and parenting often ignored, putting children at risk physically, behaviorally and educationally
From 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 physical, behavioral and educational disadvantage. But the harmful impact on children whose fathers are behind bars is largely ignored by the criminal justice system. Continue reading >>>