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  • Every year, over 100 women give birth to babies while incarcerated in Marion County alone


  • Children who have one or more parents in prison are 6 times more likely to end up in prison themselves


  • Half of the 1.5 million children with an incarcerated parent will commit a crime before they turn 18


  • There are over 4000 children living in Marion County alone who have one or more parents incarcerated
  • Women are the fastest growing segment of the US prison population


  • 70% of these women have at least one child under the age of 18


  • The Adoption and Safe Families Act of 1997 terminates parental rights, with few exceptions, if a child has been in foster care for 15 of the previous 22 months


  • Children with incarcerated mothers are more likely to refuse to eat, wet their beds, and do poorly in school


  • From 1997 to 2002, the number of female offenders incarcerated in the state of Indiana increased by 46%

THE FACTS