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PO Office Mail Box 194
5765-F Burke Centre Parkway
Burke, Virginia  22015-2233


Children affected 
by incarceration of parents

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  • Over 2 million people are incarcerated in US prisons.
  • 1.5 million US children have at least one parent in jail.
  • The average age of children with a parent in prison is 8 years old.
  • More than half of all children with a parent in prison are younger than 10 years old.
  • A majority of those parents in state prisons have not been visited by their children.
Statistics are from the OAR of Fairfax County 
newsletter,  Fall 2000, p. 2