Friday, December 9, 2022

The Human Consequences of Family Separation -- After Zero Tolerance (full documentary) | FRONTLINE

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There are few tragedies worse than losing a child, but I don't think the problem was due entirely to the fact that parents who were prosecuted for illegal entries were separated from their children. I would attribute most of the blame to gross incompetence in keeping track of where the children were. If parents could not be prosecuted for crimes because it would result in separation from their children, our criminal justice system would collapse.

According to a March 2021 report from the Bureau of Justice Statistics, an estimated 684,500 state and federal prisoners were parents of at least one minor child in 2016—nearly half of state prisoners (47%) and more than half of federal prisoners (58%).

Posted by: Rappaport Nolan | Dec 9, 2022 2:56:00 PM

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