Family Sentence Louisiana’s criminal justice system scars children, families and the community when parents are imprisoned Introduction: Children of incarcerated parents are forgotten victims


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Family Sentence

Louisiana’s criminal justice system scars children, families and the community when parents are imprisoned

Introduction: Children of incarcerated parents are forgotten victims

Part 1:

When parents go to prison, children pay

When parents go to prison, children pay

There are an estimated 94,000 children in Louisiana who have experienced having a parent serve jail time.

 

How does the bail system work -- and how equitable is it?

How does the bail system work — and how equitable is it?

The bail system has come under fire in recent years from critics who say it is unconstitutional and unfairly punishes low-income people.

 

Children shouldn't be punished for a parent's mistakes: Editorial

Children shouldn’t be punished for a parent’s mistakes: Editorial

We have abandoned children to fend for themselves and have created a pipeline to prison and poverty.

 

How to help children of incarcerated parents

How to help children of incarcerated parents

Learn more about the issue, donate to local groups or volunteer your time.

 

Part 2: … AND MORE: http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/page/family_sentence.html#incart_special-report

Credits
Reporting: Richard A. Webster and Jonathan Bullington
Photos/videos: Michael DeMocker, Brett Duke, Aaron Fisher, Chris Granger, David Grunfeld, Ted Jackson
Graphics: Andrew Boyd, Diya Chacko, Ray Koenig, Emma Scott
Editors: Tim Morris, Andrew Boyd, Carol Carpenter, James Karst, Carolyn Fox, Mark Lorando
Design: Ray Koenig

http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/page/family_sentence.html#incart_special-report

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