Incarcerated Father Reentry And Child Health Outcomes

According to the Urban Institute, more than 2.7 million children have an incarcerated parent and many more have experienced a parent’s incarceration at some point. Research finds that parental incarceration negatively affects children’s physical, mental, and emotional health. A brief explores children’s behaviors when a father is incarcerated and when he has been released. Outcomes are compared with those of children whose fathers never have been incarcerated. 

The brief can be obtained at