US Children Cope with Parents Behind Bars

Publication: BBC News

12/21/2010 - It is family day at Jessup Correctional Institution and the gym is full of women dressed in grey prison uniforms.

They are sitting at tables nervously awaiting the arrival of their children.

But her study, published by the Pew Charitable Trust, indicates racial imbalances are exacerbated by incarceration: more than 35% of all African-American high school drop-outs aged 20 to 34 have served some form of criminal sentence, but that applies to less than 13% of white high school drop-outs in the same age range.

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