How many parents are incarcerated in the US?
Who has minor children?
- 47% of individuals incarcerated in state prisons
- 58% of individuals incarcerated in federal prisons
- 66-80% of individuals incarcerated in jails
Maruschak, L.M., Bronson, J., & Alper, M. (2021). Parents in prison and their minor children. US Dept of Justice, NCJ 252645. https://bjs.ojp.gov/library/publications/parents-prison-and-their-minor-children-survey-prison-inmates-2016
Minnesota Department of Health, https://www.health.state.mn.us/communities/mentalhealth/jail.html
Shanahan, R., & Agudelo, S.V., (2012). The family and recidivism. American Jails. https://www.prisonpolicy.org/scans/vera/the-family-and-recidivism.pdf