Presenting the plight of children with parents serving time in prison through a series of poignant stories, this work introduces some of the 2.3 million children who have themselves become victims of their parents' crimes. Most attempts to address this problem take the form of sociological analysis, but personal, anecdotal accounts are featured here, such as the story of a young girl visiting her father at Attica Prison and that of the kindergarten child who saw her mother handcuffed and taken away for a 10-year sentence. Written by an experienced educator, this examination of the instability and uncertainty that plague children of prisoners chronicles their attempts to cope and presents a possible starting place for societal response.
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Published January 1, 2005
by Santa Monica Press.
Political & Social Sciences.