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.

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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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