From U.S. News & World Report:
Children of incarcerated parents are more likely to suffer a variety of mental, physical and behavioral health issues than those whose parents are not incarcerated, a new study finds. … In the case of some of the conditions studied – including attention deficit disorder and certain developmental issues – children with incarcerated fathers are more at risk than those whose fathers are absent for other reasons, like death and divorce. “Parental incarceration can be really detrimental to children, and it is not just something that affects the incarcerated,” says Kristin Turney, the study's author and a professor of sociology at the University of California, Irvine.

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