Helping Children of Incarcerated Parents

by Laura Ellis on June 1, 2010

The United States has less than 5 percent of the world’s population, but almost 25 percent of the world’s prisoners. And while discussion surrounds the implications of these figures and what they say about the way we approach crime & punishment in this country, one very concrete result is that there are a vast amount of children in the U.S. who have a parent incarcerated. Kids like these have been found to experience shame, trouble in school, and often trouble with the law themselves. On Wednesday we’ll learn about the issues faced by kids whose parents are in prison, and some programs designed to help them.  Listen to the Show

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