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Chapter 24: The Impact of the Juvenile Prison on Fathers

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The Impact of the Juvenile Prison on Fathers
The impact of the juvenile prison on fathers
AnneNurseThe College of Wooster

In the last 20 years, the incarceration rate of young men has risen dramatically. The period from 1983 to 1995, for example, saw an increase in juvenile incarceration of almost 50%. By 1995, there were more than 86,000 young men in public and private correctional institutions, camps, and treatment centers nationwide (Sickmund, Snyder, & Poe-Yamagata, 1997). Although juvenile arrests for both violent and property crimes have dropped in the last 5 years, there will not be an immediate impact on prison population statistics. In 1997, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill authorizing the distribution of 1.6 billion dollars to states that toughen penalties for juvenile ...

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