Family Law Prof Blog

Editor: Margaret Ryznar
Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Monday, January 16, 2006

Incarcerated Parents

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)

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