Who Pays? The True Cost of Incarceration on Families

Who Pays? The True Cost of Incarceration on Families

Led by Forward Together and the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights with the support of Research Action Design and 20 grassroots partners, this report proves that the costs of locking up millions of people is much deeper than we think — when we lock up individuals we also break apart their families and communities. This new report reveals the overwhelming debt, mental and physical ailments and severed family bonds that are some of the hidden consequences of incarceration in the United States. The situation is dire, but a better approach is possible according to the report, which suggests critical and achievable family-centered reforms.

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