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EPI - Mass Incarceration and Children's Outcomes, 2016 Mass incarceration and children’s outcomes Criminal justice policy is education policy Report • By Leila Morsy and Richard Rothstein • December 15, 2016 Summary: Parental incarceration leads to an array of cognitive and noncognitive outcomes known to affect children’s performance in school. ...
Article • March 14, 2017
Decision to Terminate Parental Rights of Incarcerated Father Vacated After His Conviction Overturned on Appeal by On July 7, 2016, the Rhode Island Supreme Court reversed a Family Court order terminating the parental rights of a man locked up for first degree murder after that conviction was reversed while the ...
Article • March 10, 2017 • from PLN March, 2017
Texas Court of Appeals Upholds Termination of Prisoners’ Parental Rights by In January 2016, in separate cases, the Texas Court of Appeals upheld the termination of two prisoners’ parental rights after they used drugs and were incarcerated multiple times while child-removal actions were pending. Jade, a fictitious name given to ...
Arkansas Prisoner’s Parental Rights Terminated by The Arkansas Supreme Court affirmed the termination of a prisoner’s parental rights. George Blumley was in prison on October 7, 2012, when the biological mother of his nine year old son, G.B., was arrested on several charges relative to a domestic violence incident.  The ...
Face-to-Face Family Visits Return to Some Jails by By Mindy Fetterman, Stateline The jailhouse scene from 2014 remains vivid in Rebecca Shlafer’s mind. A 3-year-old girl came to the Washington County Jail in Stillwater, Minnesota, to see her dad. “She ran down the hall, jumped up in a chair and ...
Legacy of Mass Incarceration: Parental Incarceration Impacts One in Fourteen Children by Christopher Zoukis A recent study by the research firm Child Trends revealed a stunning consequence of our nation’s policy and practice of mass incarceration: one out of every fourteen children in the U.S. has a parent who is ...
This cruel new policy makes it near impossible for kids to see their incarcerated parents by By Dana Bazelon, Vox Unless you are an attorney, it requires a great deal of effort and some organization to visit someone in prison. You have to want it. There are forms to be signed ...
Dear Librarian: Filling the Information Gap for Prisoners with No Internet Access by Christopher Zoukis For most Americans, life without Google or Wikipedia would be quite different, and living without Internet access probably unimaginable. One might ask, “How would I obtain the information I need to live my life?” Yet ...
Child Support Relief Coming for Incarcerated Parents by In the last days of the Obama administration, regulators quietly ease the child support burden on parents in prison. by Eli Hager, The Marshall Project Squeezing in an executive action just a month before president-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration, on December 20, 2016 ...
Oregon Prison Parenting Program Dramatically Reduces Recidivism by Mark Wilson Oregon prisoners who complete a parenting program are significantly less likely to engage in criminal behavior and substance abuse after release, a long-term study found. More than half of America’s 2.3 million prisoners have children under the age of 18 ...
Video Visitation Companies Try to Stop In-Person Visitation at Texas Jails by Matthew Clarke In one of the latest attempts to squeeze money out of those least able to afford it, companies that specialize in providing phone and video visitation services to prisoners in Texas jails on a local monopolistic ...
Texas Court of Criminal Appeals Upholds Conviction for Contacting Victim by Lonnie Burton On April 27, 2016, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals upheld the conviction of a Texas state prisoner for Improper Contact with a Victim. David Schlittler was convicted of aggravated sexual assault of his five-year-old stepdaughter. He ...
Article • October 31, 2016
North Carolina Court of Appeals Upholds Termination of Prisoner's Parental Rights by While the identity of the father was unknown, minor child C.L.S. was adjudicated neglected and dependent based upon the mother's history of drug addiction - including drug use during her pregnancy with C.L.S. - mental health issues and drug-related criminal ...
Article • October 27, 2016
Missouri Court of Appeals Upholds Termination of Prisoner's Parental Rights by Matthew Clarke B.E.G. (Father) appealed the termination of parental rights to two minor children whom he sexually abused. The court of appeals affirmed. Because he pled guilty to child molestation, Father was prohibited by section 211.038 R.S. Mo. from ...
Article • October 25, 2016
Fact of Incarceration May Be Used Against Father in Maine Parental Rights Termination Proceeding by Lonnie Burton The Maine Supreme Judicial Court ruled on August 30, 2016, that a parent's incarceration may be used as a factor by a court in parental rights termination cases. The ruling affirmed a lower ...
New Study Debunks Common Beliefs of Children of Incarcerated Parents by Christopher Zoukis A study released by the Institute for Municipal and Regional Policy, and in conjunction with the National Resource Center on Children and Families of the Incarcerated, debunks commonly cited statistics concerning children with incarcerated parents, calling the ...
Poor Parents Fail to Pay Child Support, Go to Jail by Matthew Clarke Child support is an enormous issue in the United States. In August 2015, Mark Greenberg, the Acting Assistant Secretary for the Administration for Children and Families, a division of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, ...
From the Editor by Paul Wright A lot has been written about mass incarceration and the role drug laws have played in boosting the nation’s prison and jail population. While it is intuitive to expect prisoners to be accused or convicted of criminal offenses, the reality is that tens of ...
Article • August 25, 2016
Texas Court of Appeals Affirms Termination of Prisoner's Parental Rights by On January 21, 2016, a Texas court of appeals affirmed the termination of a prisoner's parental rights to his two minor children. At the time of the termination jury trial in the district court, the father was incarcerated on ...
Article • August 25, 2016
North Dakota Supreme Court Clarifies Child Support Lien Issues re State Prisoner by The Supreme Court for the State of North Dakota affirmed the judgment of the Ward County District Court, Northwest Judicial District of North Dakota, affirming an administrative enforcement action placing a lien, ordered September 28, 2011, on ...
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