Incarcerated Parents and Their Children: Findings from the Bureau of Justice Statistics (chapter in Children of Incarcerated Parents: A Handbook for Researchers and Practitioners).

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Maruschak, Laura M.
Glaze, Lauren E.
Mumola, Christopher J.
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Statistics from the 1997 and 2004 Bureau of Justice Statistics surveys on incarcerated parents and their children are shared. Findings indicate an estimated 809,800 parents of minor children were incarcerated in 2007, an estimated 1.7 million children had an incarcerated parent in 2007, and only 48% of parents in State prison had been living with their children. The impact of parental incarceration on children is discussed, as well as notable characteristics of parents in federal prison. 2 figures, 4 tables, and 17 references.

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