Children of inmates are referred to as The Forgotten Victims of Crime. They suffer because of the “sins” of their parents, living in their own personal jails. But, as a society, we must reach out to prisoners’ kids to help fight the school-to-prison pipeline and create a better tomorrow.

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Mothers in Prisons: The Forgotten Victims of Their Crimes Struggle the Most

When it comes to women and their children, the bond is something that seems unbreakable, until prison walls come between what should always be a solid connection. And, that’s why these prison kids are known as the Forgotten Victims of Crime. Incarcerated Mom Doesn’t Always Equal Bad Mom Sometimes, good moms find themselves in situations […]

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One Reporter Notes: Children of Inmates Suffer More than Their Parents

We always try to cherish and protect women and children – until the women are in prison, then this isn’t the case. It’s important to note that Diane Dimond isn’t soft on women that have committed crimes, but she says that there is a serious issue with “generational incarceration.” As a society, she says, we […]

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Congress Close to Reauthorizing the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency & Prevention Act

Recently, both the House and Senate overwhelmingly passed legislation that is closer than it’s been in over a decade to reauthorizing the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency & Prevention Act. This is a bill that will help to ensure the safe and fair treatment of almost 1 million kids who are in the juvenile justice system […]

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Rapper Chaz French Song “Pops” Reveals His Incarcerated Father Was a Dope Dealer

Rapper Chaz French’s new song “Pops” is all about his incarcerated father. The Washington, DC-based rapper revealed his father “was a dope dealer.” The lyrics of the song also described Chaz’s father as “a street n*****. Chaz now fully understands why his father was not there for him when he was growing up as a […]

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Loyola Law College: – Symposium to Discuss How incarceration Affects Children

NEW ORLEANS (LA) –  Loyola Law College, Stakeholders will meet at Loyola University’s Law College this Friday to discuss how children are affected by incarceration of family members.  The event will feature experts, academics and all other stakeholders. The symposium will discuss the short term and long term psychological effects for children whose family members […]

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Federal Detention Center in Philadelphia not Allowing Inmates to See their Kids

The Federal Detention Center in Philadelphia is not allowing their inmates to visit with their children. According to a class-action lawsuit that was recently filed, that’s what happened to Allen Woods when he couldn’t see his son on his sixth birthday. Instead of well wishes and hugs, Woods had to be satisfied with sending a […]

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Growing Up in Prison: Controversial Story of White Boy Rick

White Boy Rick, or rather, Rick Wershe, was 17 years old when he was sentenced to life imprisonment. He was caught with over 650 grams of cocaine. He is today the longest serving juvenile drug offender in all of Michigan. The story of Wershe is one of controversy and mob deals against police involvements. The […]

The location of Adirondack Correctional Facility is too remote for most 16 & 17-year-old prisoners to receive regular visits.
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Revamped Adult Prison Coming for New York’s 16 & 17-Year-Old Prisoners

Soon, 16 and 17-year-old prisoners in New York will have their own prison facility. By fall 2018, they will be housed at Adirondack Correctional Facility. It’s located in a popular resort area in the mountain range of northeastern New York State. Located between Lake Placid and Saranac Lake, the Adirondacks Correctional Facility in Ray Brook […]

Better parent-child interaction within the prison systems is the LR198 study.
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Nebraska Senator Initiates Reform for Children of Incarcerated Parents

Nebraska State Senator Patty Pansing Brooks aims to improve the lives of children with incarcerated parents through better parent-child interaction. The senator introduced an interim study (LR198) that seeks to examine the impact of having an imprisoned parent on a child. This study is relatively timely given the large number of kids with jailed parents […]

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Willy the Plumber Scholarship Sends Children of Incarcerated Parents to College

Karl Winsness understands that children of incarcerated parents are never to be blamed for anything. Not for their parents’ errors and misdeeds. And never to suffer unjustly for having parents incarcerated in prison. So he gives $1,000 monthly out of his salary to send children of incarcerated parents to college. “These kids haven’t done anything […]