How Prison Steals Wealth From Future Generations

“Incarceration does have generational consequences. Part of what parents give to their children are wealth-building opportunities.”

By Courtney CollinsOctober 3, 2019 10:00 am, , ,

From KERA:

When people go to prison, income dries up and earning potential rockets backward.

And when you mix incarceration with America’s legacy of systemic racism, an ex-offender’s ability to hand off wealth to the next generation is an even heavier struggle.

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 The One Crisis Away project’s Price of Prison series examines how time behind bars erodes wealth — for offenders, for families and for generations. Explore more stories in the series.