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Life Beyond Bars: Children with an Incarcerated Parent

“Life Beyond Bars: Children with an Incarcerated Parent,” prepared by intern Neil Damron and released in November 2014, examines the latest research findings concerning the effects of a parent’s incarceration on children. The fact sheet draws from a variety of sources, including an IRP webinar featuring UW–Madison IRP faculty affiliates Michael Massoglia (Sociology) and Julie Poehlmann-Tynan (Human Development and Family Studies), and Poehlmann-Tynan’s recent edited volume with co-editor Mark Eddy, Children of Incarcerated Parents: A Handbook for Researchers and Practitioners. Special thanks go to Professor Poehlmann-Tynan for feedback and review.


Child Development & Well-Being, Child Poverty, Children, Court System, Incarceration, Inequality & Mobility, Justice System, Racial/Ethnic Inequality