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incarceration and families

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On this edition of Your Call, we’ll talk about cultural responses to exclusion.

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On this edition of Your Call, we’ll hear from women whose loved ones have been incarcerated. One in four women and nearly one in two Black women has a family member in prison. Seven million children have had an incarcerated parent. The US has a quarter of the world's prisoners, but only five percent of the world's population.

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On this edition of Your Call, we're talking about how families are affected when their loved ones go to prison. When Issac Bailey was just nine, he saw his oldest brother taken away in handcuffs. Moochie Bailey was imprisoned for murder for 32 years. Half of the ten boys in Bailey's family eneded up in the criminal justice system.

Kids of incarcerated parents speak out

Jul 17, 2014
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More than 2 million children across the country have at least one parent behind bars. Sixteen-year-old Kmani Baxter is one of them.

“It didn’t dawn on me that it had been 13 years since I seen him,” says Baxter. “I ain’t hug my dad since I was three or four. I haven’t touched my dad since I was four years old.”