Did you know that 77% of women in prisons or jails are single mothers?
64% of mothers in state prisons report living with their children before prison. One-third of mothers lived alone with their children in the month prior to arrest. One in 5 children of incarcerated mothers witnessed their mother’s arrest.
78% of the nation’s jail and prison inmates grew up in a fatherless household.
Nationally, nearly 8.7 million children have parents under correctional supervision.
More than 65% of women in state prisons report being parents of children under 18.
More than 74% of incarcerated mothers report that their children live with a grandparent or other relative and 18% report that their children live in foster homes or agencies.