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Erin Goode October 23, 2008 Psych 211: Journal 7 When a parent is incarcerated, the prisoner has a large impact of his or her family. Whether the parent in prison is their mother or their father, the life of a child is changed dramatically when they have a parent in jail. When a child’s father is put in jail, their natural mother usually will set in to take care of them. For the most part, their mother will raise them on their own and work their hardest to ensure that her child will still be able to live a good life. On the other hand, when a child’s mother is put in jail, their natural father will usually not act as the guardian for their child. Instead, many of these children will be raised by other family members and in some cases will be placed in foster homes. Many child who have had parents been arrested have resulted in aggressive behavior, substance abuse, depression, teenage pregnancy, violence, and loss of self-confidence. Although the person is jail is suffering the consequences for the crime they committed, but also the prisoner’s entire family must suffer because of it. Some families face economic problems, some people face social isolation and for many people
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