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"You Can Never Get That Time Back": Solitary Confinement is Devastating for Incarcerated Mothers and Their Children

One of the most well-documented harms of incarceration is the way it tears families apart. More than 2.7 million children in the United States have a currently incarcerated parent, including 11 percent of Black children and 4 percent of Latino children. Incarcerated parents, who make up more than half the US prison population, often suffer mental health issues due to this separation.