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Subject: # Children of prisoners in US

Passing this information along.
This is The Child Welfare League of America (CWLA) and it operates the Resource
Center in collaboration with NIC and with CWLA's partners, the American Correctional Association (ACA) and the National Council on Crime and Delinquency (NCCD).  On this site they relate that Nationwide, more than 2 million children have a parent incarcerated in state and federal prisons and local jails. Many more have experienced a parent's incarceration at some point in their lives. Since 1991, the number of children with parents in prison has increased by more than 50%. Most of these children have an incarcerated father, but a growing number-currently 8%-have incarcerated mothers.
which in turn will lead her to....... 

  The CCIP Clearinghouse Catalog 
  The CCIP Clearinghouse maintains a collection of over 3500 documentary and audiovisual items relating to families in the criminal justice system. 

  The Clearinghouse offers two catalogs: one for incarcerated parents and their families, who may receive ordered items free of charge, and one for all other users who are charged the costs of shipping and handling. The Clearinghouse catalogs list items written and published by CCIP, as well as items from the popular, scholarly and program literatures. Items for which CCIP holds distribution rights---including original CCIP, Prison MATCH and Phase ReEntry Program documents and tapes---may be ordered in any quantity at their original price but may not be duplicated without written permission from CCIP. The Clearinghouse distributes only single reproductions of all other items. 

  Although new items are regularly added to the catalog, the Clearinghouse collection includes literally thousands of items which have not been cataloged. Users may access uncataloged items by requesting a search; searches for single topic and multiple topic requests are conducted by staff for a fee. 

  All catalog and search proceeds go toward maintenance of the Clearinghouse and the subsidy of free materials for prisoners and their families. The Clearinghouse is supported solely through income earned by these sales. 

  Download the CCIP Clearinghouse Catalog 
  CCIP Clearinghouse Catalog - (144k/PDF).