Parenting From Prison: A Program Proposal For Families Affected By Incarceration
AuthorSchumpe, Brielle Elizabeth
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
AbstractIncarceration in the United States is one of the most significant social and institutional issues we are faced with today. With the largest incarcerated population as well as the highest rate of incarceration, the United States prison population requires special attention and resources. More specifically, children of incarcerated parents do not receive the attention they require throughout the criminal proceedings of their parents. These vulnerable children are placed at a disadvantage as they are faced with many risk factors including juvenile criminal involvement as well as mental health issues. This paper discusses the magnitude of parental incarceration in the United States, discusses the programs that are currently available, analyzes the success of progressive countries in dealing with parental incarceration, and finally, suggests programs in order to identify potential possibilities for improvement of our prison systems in relation to incarcerated parents and their families.