Children of Incarcerated Parents Fact Sheet

Posted January 1, 2008
By the Annie E. Casey Foundation, Casey Family Programs, Marguerite Casey Foundation
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This fact sheet presents data on parents as prisoners, the affect this has on the children and how foster care plays a role. 

Findings & Stats

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Key Takeaway

Parental incarceration creates additional challenges for children and families.

75% of incarcerated women are mothers. 22% of children with a parent in prison are under the age of 5.