Louisiana’s criminal justice system scars children, families and the community when parents are imprisoned
Introduction: Children of incarcerated parents are forgotten victims
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?
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
We have abandoned children to fend for themselves and have created a pipeline to prison and poverty.
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
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