Monday, January 16, 2006
According the Child Welfare League of America:
- "More than 1 million parents were incarcerated in prisons or local jails in 2000, affecting 2.3 million children.
- From 1991 to 2000, the number of mothers in prison grew by 87%, while the number of incarcerated fathers increased by 61%.
- Most fathers (57%) and mothers (54%) in state prisons say they have never had a visit from their children."
By Child Welfare League of America Link to Website (last visited 1-15-06 NVS)