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“Regular visits help both the children and the parent deal with the separation and other feelings.” – Denise Johnson , Center for the Children of Incarcerated Parents, 1996

drawing of a carousalMore than 1.9 million children in the USA have a parent in prison, - Child Welfare League of America, 2000

Children of incarcerated parents are six times more likely to end up incarcerated themselves. -National Institute of Justice, 1991

“Children of incarcerated parents suffer from both emotional and behavioral difficulties which put them at risk for future problems such as academic failure, delinquency, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder and depression.” – Bloom & Steinhart, 1993 National Council on Crime and Delinquency

Approximately 66% of female inmates and 55% of male inmates have at least one child under the age of 18. - Child Welfare League of America, 2001


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