12.8 Incarceration--Fall 2010.ppt

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FMSC 381 December 8, 2010 Incarceration & Families
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Background By 2001, the United States had the highest incarceration rate in the world
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Background 1990s: crime rate declines, but prison population grows by 62% 55% of state and 63% of federal prisoners report having a child under 18 (1999) 93% are fathers 50% African American, 25% White, 20% Latino
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Background 1.5 million minor children with incarcerated parents; 3.5 million children with parent on parole or probation (2000) Another 5 million children with parents who have been under supervision in past
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Background Family life for incarcerated parents 40% of fathers, 60% of mothers have phone/letter contact with children every week Majority have never had a visit from children 84% of federal and 63% of state inmates were held more than 100 miles from last residence 50% of inmates were unmarried; 25% married Only 46% of inmates lived with their children prior to incarceration
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