New report on devastating toll of parental incarceration on kids

Posted on April 25, 2016

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More than 5.1 million U.S. kids have a parent who has served time, including 65,000 in New Jersey

In a new KIDS COUNT report, A Shared Sentence: The Devastating Toll of Parental Incarceration on Kids, Families and Communities, the Annie E. Casey Foundation recommends policy reforms that would help millions of children who struggle with emotional and financial instability as a result of having an incarcerated parent.

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65K N.J. children have grown up with a parent in prison,

Report recommends ways to help children of incarcerated parents, Atlantic City Press