The Effects Of Mass Incarceration On Children In NC

Jul 29, 2016

More than 179,000 children in North Carolina have had an incarcerated parent.
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 Note: This segment originally aired on Wednesday, April 27, 2016.

More than 179,000 children in North Carolina have had a parent incarcerated, according to a new report. As a result, these children are more likely to face emotional trauma and financial instability.

The report recommends improving a child's relationship with the incarcerated parent and the community as a way to lessen these burdens.

Host Frank Stasio talks with Laila Bell, director of research and data for NC Child, about the effect of having an incarcerated parent.