Fact: There are approximately 2.7 million children with one or both parents incarcerated in the United States.
Fact: One quarter of black children born in 1990 have seen a parent go to jail or prison by age 14.
Fact: Children with incarcerated parents are three times more likely to suffer depression and behavioral problems.
Fact: Children with incarcerated parents are also more likely to suffer from higher levels of asthma, obesity, and speech problems.
Source: Kids are Paying the Price for America’s Prison Binge, Mother Jones