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Incarcerating parents can have a major mental health impact on the children left behind and lead to risky behaviors, even as those kids become adults.
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The ripple effects that come from incarcerating a parent may be worse than previously thought, at least when it comes to kids' health. Recent research provides further evidence that parental incarceration is linked to a host of developmental delays and behavioral problems in kids and teens.

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Can role models improve an ex-con's chances of success? One former prisoner said he attended substance abuse and anger management classes, but that changing his idea of manhood made the biggest difference in being able to quit crime.

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The cycling of mostly men of color through the California prison system and onto the streets of Oakland is a revolving door that impacts communities and the families that deal with having a brother, father, son or mother who has spent time in prison.

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