How Incarcerated Parents Are Losing Their Children Forever | The Marshall Project

By Eli Hager and Anna Flagg

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Mothers and fathers who have a child placed in foster care because they are incarcerated — but who have not been accused of child abuse, neglect, endangerment, or even drug or alcohol use — are more likely to have their parental rights terminated than those who physically or sexually assault their kids, according to a Marshall Project analysis of approximately 3 million child-welfare cases nationally.
 
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