Fact: 52% of state inmates and 63% of federal inmates are parents to a child under 18 years old.
Fact: An estimated 1.7 million minors have one or both parents in prison – approximately 2% of the U.S. youth population. This does not include children with parents who have served time or are currently under probation or parole.
Fact: Since 1991, parents of minor children held in state or federal facilities has increased 79%.
Source: Parents in Prison and Their Minor Children, Bureau of Justice Statistics