From The Salon:
“We know that poor people and racial minorities are incarcerated at higher rates than the rest of the population, and incarceration further hinders the health and development of children who are already experiencing significant challenges,” study author and assistant professor of sociology at UC Irvine Kristin Turney said in a press release. “Our results suggest that children’s health disadvantages are an overlooked and unintended consequence of mass incarceration. Incarceration, given its unequal distribution across the population, may have implications for racial and social class inequalities in children’s health.”

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