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President Travis’s NPR Interview Focuses on Children of Incarcerated Parents

John Jay President Jeremy Travis was a featured commentator in a June 8 segment on National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered” about how the lives of children are affected when a parent is incarcerated.

President Travis was interviewed in his capacity as a co-author of a recent National Academy of Sciences report on the growth of incarceration in the United States. He noted that the number of children with an incarcerated parent is “staggering” – currently well over 2 million nationwide – yet the phenomenon has received too little attention from the research community.

Click here to listen to the NPR segment. 
Click here to read the NPR web article: “When a Parent Goes to Prison, a Child Also Pays a Price.”