Mothering Inside (2018)

Faces of Mass Incarceration (2017)

Sons and Daughters of the Incarcerated (2015)

Children of the Incarcerated (2015 – Youtube shorts)

Children of Incarcerated Parents (2014)

Echoes of Incarceration (2009)

When the Bough Breaks: Children of Women in Prison (2001)


“How Money Bail Impacts the Lives of Children with Incarcerated Parents” by Rachel Anspach – Mic, November 2017

“‘My Daddy was a Dope Dealer’: Being a Son in the Age of Mass Incarceration” by Deena Zaru – CNN, October 2017

“What it’s like to have an Incarcerated Parent” by Rachel Anspach – Teen Vogue, October 2017

“The Federal Jail Blocking Some Inmates’ Kids from Visiting” by Maura Ewing – The Atlantic, October 2017

“When Parents are in Prison so are their Children” by Diane Dimond – Rockland Times, October 2017

“Children of imprisoned parents get Oregon Bill of Rights” by Amanda Waldroupe – Street Roots News, September 2017

“The Intersection of Love and Loss: Children of Incarcerated Parents” by Isadora Kosofsky – Time, 2016

“When Parents are in Prison, Children Suffer” by KJ Dell’Antonia – NY Times 2016

“When a Parent is Incarcerated” by Robert Muller – Psychology Today 2015


Empowering Children of Incarcerated Parents by Stacey Burgess, Tonia Caselman, & Jennifer Carsey

A book for counselors, social workers and teachers who work with children ages 7 – 12 with a parent in jail or prison. Can be used one-on-one or in small groups. Publisher: YouthLight Inc, 2009


All Alone in the World by Nell Bernstein

Award-winning journalist Nell Bernstein takes an intimate look at parents and children—over two million of them—torn apart by our current incarceration policy. Publisher: The New Press 2007

Parental Incarceration and the Family by Joyce Arditti

Brings a family perspective to our understanding of what it means to have so many of our nation’s parents in prison. Drawing from the field’s most recent research and the author’s own fieldwork, Joyce Arditti offers an in-depth look at how incarceration affects entire families: offender parents, children, and care-givers. Publisher: NYU Press 2014

The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander

Alexander reviews American racial history from the colonies to the Clinton administration, delineating its transformation into the war on drugs. She offers an acute analysis of the effect of this mass incarceration upon former inmates who will be discriminated against, legally, for the rest of their lives, denied employment, housing, education, and public benefits. Most provocatively, she reveals how both the move toward colorblindness and affirmative action may blur our vision of injustice