Children of Incarcerated Parents Fact Sheet

By the Annie E. Casey Foundation, Casey Family Programs, Marguerite Casey Foundation

January 1, 2008

Summary

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

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

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