After Incarceration — How Separated Families Reunite

Misha V

The trauma from parental incarceration can have a profound impact on families.




The trauma from parental incarceration, especially when that parent is the primary caregiver, can have a profound impact on families.






“My mind was racing as I stood there worrying about what would happen to my daughter and when I would be permitted to see her again,” Ms. Perry recalled.

After this arrest in 2002, Ms. Perry was in and out of jail and treatment for several years, which resulted in Ms. Perry’s mother taking custody of her daughter.





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