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Incarceration and Families

Incarceration and Families

by Hilary W. Poole




More than 2.5 million American kids have a parent in jail or prison-that's about 1 in every 28 kids. It's a tough situation for any family. This book looks at the past and present of incarceration in the United States, while also offering encouragement and advice for kids who are eagerly waiting for their parents' release. "What is a family?" What used to seem like a simple question has grown ever more complex. This set explores the different types of family structures that have become increasingly common in the 21st century. The books offer not only objective demographic information, but also friendly, accessible advice for kids with "nontraditional" families.

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ISBN-13: 9781422236185
Publisher: Mason Crest Publishers
Publication date: 01/28/2016
Series: Mason Crest Families Today Series
Pages: 48
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

Table of Contents

Series Introduction 7

Chapter 1 Understanding Incarceration 11

Chapter 2 How Did We Get Here? 19

Chapter 3 Parents and Prison 27

Chapter 4 After Release 37

Further Reading 44

Series Glossary 45

Index 47

About the Author 48

Photo Credits 48

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