Children With Incarcerated Parents In Prison

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As the male prison population increases, so does the number of children with fathers in prison (Bushfield, 2004). Three out of every five men in prison are fathers (Arditti, Smock, S, & Parkman, T, 2003). One out of 28 children had an incarcerated parent (Geller, 2013). Fathers that are living in a jail cell have a hard time handing the relationships that connect them to the outside world. One relationship that is significantly affected by incarceration is the child- father relationship. Connections that were built between a father and his child change and sometimes even are damaged when the father is absent from the home and face to face contact is limited. Overall, children with incarcerated fathers tend to be a fragile population with

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