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This report uses the 2011-2012 National Survey of Children’s Health to examine both the prevalence of parental incarceration and child outcomes associated with it. Based on the analyses, more than five million children, representing 7% of all U.S. children, have had a parent who lived with them...
The United States incarcerates more people than any other
country in the world, and over half of the 2.3 million inmates
are parents of children under age 18. One in 28 children in
the United States has a parent behind bars, and even more
will have an incarcerated parent...