First reported by Bbc.com
- A new study is shining light on just how many families watch a loved one get sent off to prison.
- The study by criminal justice non-profit FWD.us and Cornell University shows that one in seven adults have seen immediate family incarcerated for over a year.
- Did you know that over 2 million Americans are currently doing time in prison. The survey of over 4,000 US adults shows that 64% have had someone in their family spend at least one night in jail or prison.
- In a foreword to the report, FWD director Felicity Rose says: “These numbers are stunning, all the more so if you think of them not as numbers but as stories like mine.”
- How many people in your own family have spent at least one night behind bars?
- Does the United States have an “incarceration crisis” as the report alludes to?
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— BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) December 6, 2018
A new study from Cornell University estimates that 6.5 million adults — 1 in 38 — in the U.S. currently have an immediate family member incarcerated.
— The Marshall Project (@MarshallProj) December 6, 2018
This is staggering. https://t.co/MRMASpJiCC
— Kevin (@TheKevinDent) December 6, 2018
— (((Alan Tonelson))) (@AlanTonelson) December 6, 2018