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Incarcerated Parents and Their Children


Incarcerated Parents and Their Children

by Christopher J. Mumola (Special Report published by the Bureau of Justice Statistics, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, August 2000)

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This report is the latest in a series based on the 1997 Survey of Inmates in State and Federal Correctional Facilities. 

Why does FASTEN recommend this resource?

This report presents data from a 1997 survey of prisoners with minor children. Numerous statistical tables throughout the report provide information on the prisoners’ relationships with their children (whether they lived with them prior to prison, how frequent their contact has been with them, what type of contact they have had, etc.) Faith-based practitioners operating mentoring programs for children of prisoners may find this information helpful as they educate their volunteers, staff, boards, and donors about these issues.

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