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Has Anybody From Your Family Been Jailed?

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First reported by Bbc.com

Summary:

  • 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.”

Questions:

  • 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?

Article:

Read More: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-46471444

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