Wednesday, Feb. 23: Parental Incarceration And Its Effect On Children, Families

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Approximately one in eight American children has had a parent behind bars at some point in their life and it’s estimated that as many as three million children in the United States have a parent in prison on any given day. While those statistics are staggering, numbers fail to capture the human cost of incarceration and the effect on those left in its wake. Howard Zehr is a leader in the field of restorative justice and a member of the Victims Advisory Group of the U.S. Sentencing Commission. His new book “What will happen to me?” combines photographic portraits of some 30 children whose parents are or were behinds bars with their feelings and reflections, presented in their own words. He joins us, along with Stacey Bouchet, who is one of the adult children featured in the book.

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