Incarceration, Poverty, and the Family

This webinar from the Institute of Research on Poverty at the University of Wisconsin-Madison examines research on incarceration, poverty, and the family. Since 1980, the number of Americans in state and federal prisons has quintupled—largely because of longer prison sentences. This dramatic shift has many implications related to poverty and family dynamics for incarcerated Americans and their children. The webinar focuses on broad trends in poverty and incarceration and their effects on families and neighborhoods. It also discusses how incarceration impacts families at the individual level, as well as strategies for practitioners and policymakers to help children of incarcerated parents. To watch this webinar, click here.