All Alone in the World: Children of the Incarcerated
The New Press
In this "moving condemnation of the U.S. penal system and its effect on families" (Parents’ Press), 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. Described as "meticulously reported and sensitively written" by Salon, the book is "brimming with compelling case studies...and recommendations for change" (Orlando Sentinel); Our Weekly Los Angelescalls it "a must-read for lawmakers as well as for lawbreakers."
Family Relationships; Incarceration; parents in prison; mother in prison; father in prison
drug use/abuse; traumatized children; sad stories; real people; true stories; incarceration system; social workers; statistics
Bernstein, Nell, "All Alone in the World: Children of the Incarcerated" (2005). Diverse Families. 1551.