This fact sheet presents data on parents as prisoners, the affect this has on the children and how foster care plays a role. 

January 1, 2008

In This Report, You’ll Learn

  1. 1

    How parental incarceration affects the kids left behind.

  2. 2

    What role foster care plays once mom or dad go to prison.

  3. 3

    The truth about incarcerated parents and the prison population.

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.

Findings & Stats

Statements & Quotations