New findings from the University of Minnesota Medical School showed 17% of Minnesota youth have had a parent go to jail or prison, according to published research in Pediatrics. Children of color, those living in impoverished households and rural youth were disproportionately impacted. 

In this article, researchers discuss trends and current findings regarding rates of parental incarceration in Minnesota. In recent years, discussion surrounding parental incarceration was heavily tied to being an urban problem. This study shifts the perspective from an urban focused issue to a statewide issue which is vital considering parental incarceration is more prevalent in rural communities and can result in more detrimental consequences. To read the full research article, follow this link.