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New Connecticut Report Focuses on Children of Incarcerated Parents

Thomas Hawk

A new report commissioned by two Connecticut organizations looks at the challenges children face when their parents are in prison. This hour, we check in with one of those groups -- the Connecticut Association for Human Services -- to see what they found and how they plan on using the results to guide future policy conversations. We also hear from a college student whose father spent nearly a decade behind bars.

And later: Connecticut Mirror reporter Jacqueline Rabe Thomas updates us on some of the state's latest efforts to reform our juvenile justice system.

Event info:

The Connecticut Association for Human Services (CAHS) and the Connecticut Children with Incarcerated Parents (CTCIP) Initiative will host a panel discussion at the Connecticut State Capitol on May 26, 2016 from 1 to 3 pm.  


  • Erica Dean - Policy Analyst at the Connecticut Association for Human Services
  • Nishka Ayala - Student at Central Connecticut State University and daughter of a formerly incarcerated parent 
  • Joyce Betts - CEO of Families in Crisis, Inc.
  • Jacqueline Rabe Thomas - Reporter for the Connecticut Mirror

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Lucy Nalpathanchil and Chion Wolf contributed to this show.