Mothers in Prison, Children in Crisis 2001

Came across this fact while doing some research and if it is true in Arkensas then there is a strong chance there could be like parallels in the rest of the country:

‘….It is estimated that we have 14,000 children in Arkansas whose mothers are in prison or jail. Less than 10% of these children are in, foster care. That means they are typically living with grandparents or other relatives. State and community programs have provided little support for these families. These children are the most likely to become our future prisoners….”

The data may be 2001 but if the percentages hold then the numbers have to be astounding.

The question is: where are the kids and who is taking care of them?

Mothers in Prison, Children in Crisis 2001

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