Girl Scouts Visit Moms for Prison Sleepover in Gig Harbor
“Nationally, the number of kids who have had a parent in jail or prison at some point in their childhood hovers around 5.1 million — a conservative estimate.”*
Between 1980 and 2014, the number of incarcerated women increased by more than 700%, rising from a total of 26,378 in 1980 to 215,332 in 2014.
“Kids with incarcerated parents are significantly less likely to live in neighborhoods that are able to be supportive of families.”*
*Statistics cited by the Annie E. Casey Foundation.