Wow, 1 in 28, thats a lot*. Feels shocking to me. Too much money spent on prisons here in America. If drugs and the oldest profession (prostitution) would be legalized, there wouldn’t be so much over crowdedness and taxpayer money wasted. Thats just one example that would relieve over crowdedness.
I would visit an incarcerated family member, but I guess it depends on the crime. But I’m leaning towards no, cause I’m too proud and I would not want to be made to feel “low”, to go to a prison and go through the visitation process… etc. to visit someone that did so wrong / committed crime.
*In response to the following facts:Did you know?
One in every 28 adults were in prison, jail, or in probation or parole in PA in 2009 (Pew Report, 2009)
There are more than 1.7 million children in the United Stated with an incarcerated parent including one in 15 African American children, one in 42 Hispanic children and one in 111 caucasian children. (The Sentencing Project 2009)
Over half of incarcerated fathers reported that they were the primary source of financial support for their children prior to their incarceration. (Glaze and Maruschak Incarceration and the Family: A review of Research and Promising Approaches for Serving Fathers and Families, 2008)