Jailed family members create long-term health risks for children

Children who grew up with a family member in jail are at risk for poor health even as adults, an American study shows.

From 81,000 survey respondents, Brown University found that adults who had someone they lived with as children incarcerated had an 18% higher risk of health problems. This held true even after controlling for other factors such as domestic violence and substance abuse.

Researchers say this data highlights the long-term issues with mass incarceration.

Read more at Brown University

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