A SILENT AMERICAN EPIDEMIC

* ALL RACIAL DESIGNATIONS ARE QUOTED FROM THE ORIGINAL DATA SOURCE

Almost 1 in 2 Americans has had a family member incarcerated

Children of Incarcerated Parents / Parental Incarceration / Incarcerated Family Member / Incarcerated People / American Incarceration / American Epidemic / KidsMates

 A Fwd.us Study. Data retrieved from everysecond.fwd.us/downloads/EverySecond.fwd.us.pdf on 10/22/2020. A KidsMates Graphic.

The United States accounts for less than 5% of the world's population, but almost 25% of the world's incarcerated prisoners

Children of Incarcerated Parents / Parental Incarceration / Incarcerated Family Member / Incarcerated People / American Incarceration / American Epidemic / KidsMates

Data: U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics; World Prison Brief, Institute for Criminal Policy Research (other country rates). A KidsMates Graphic.

In 40 years, the U.S. incarcerated population increased by almost 500%

Children of Incarcerated Parents / Parental Incarceration / Incarcerated Family Member / Incarcerated People / American Incarceration / American Epidemic / KidsMates

Data: U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics. A KidsMates Graphic.

Over half of the US incarcerated population are parents of minors (children under age 18)

Children of Incarcerated Parents / Parental Incarceration / Incarcerated Family Member / Incarcerated People / American Incarceration / American Epidemic / KidsMates

Data: Original analysis for The Pew Charitable Trusts by Bruce Western and Becky Pettit, 2009. A KidsMates Graphic.

5.3 million American children (under age 18) have had an incarcerated parent

 

STRUCTURAL RACISM

Children of Incarcerated Parents / Parental Incarceration / Incarcerated Family Member / Incarcerated People / American Incarceration / American Epidemic / Black Lives Matter / Colored Lives Matter / Racial Inequity / KidsMates

Data: The Pew Charitable Trusts. 2010. “Collateral Costs: Incarceration's Effect on Economic Mobility.” Washington, DC. The Pew Charitable Trusts; Pettit, Becky, and Bryan Sykes. 2017.

“Incarceration.” In “State of the Union: The Poverty and Inequality Report,” ed. Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality, special issue, Pathways Magazine. A KidsMates Graphic