The Number of Parents in Prison Grows

Group: University of Alaska Anchorage Justice Center

URL: http://justice.uaa.alaska.edu/forum/25/1-2springsummer2008/h_imprisonedparents.html

Description

According to a report released recently by the Bureau of Justice Statistics, over half of the nation’s prisoners are parents of minor children. Of the total 1,518,535 inmates in custody at midyear 2007, 809,800 had children under eighteen — an estimated 1,796,600 children. This represents 2.3 percent of the total U.S. population under eighteen.

Tags

corrections, inmates, children of incarcerated parents

Other Attributes
Sub-location
Statewide
Categories
Sectors (Govt, Non-Profit, etc)
Non-Profit
Formats
PDF, HTML
Location in resource
N/A
Internet Available?
Yes
Has population data?
No
Mappable?
No
Updated?
No
Frequency
N/A
Year(s) of Publication
2008

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