Consequences of high incarceration rate
8 pages (2000 words)
, Term Paper
As the incarceration rates continue to rise -- most recent figures estimate 2.2 million U.S. residents were in prisons and jails in 2003 -- so do the numbers of children affected by their parents incarceration (Harrison & Beck, 2004; Danielle, 2008). With over 721,000 parents imprisoned and nearly 1.5 million children with an incarcerated parent in 1999, parental imprisonment is undoubtedly a serious social problem (Mumola, 2001; Harrison & Beck, 2006; Danielle, 2008).