Robina Institute of Criminal Law and Criminal Justice

Parents in Minnesota Jails and Their Minor Children

March 26, 2018

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Assistant Professor Rebecca Shlafer (Pediatrics) led a University of Minnesota research project and survey on "Parents in Minnesota Jails and Their Minor Children." This study was conducted in partnership with the Association of Minnesota Counties and with support from the Minnesota Sheriff’s Association. The results were published in November 2017 and the Robina Institute is pleased to share them with you.

On a single day in March 2017, 65 (81%) of the 80 county correctional facilities in Minnesota administered a survey to the inmates in their facility. In total, 2,675 adults (84%) completed the survey of the 3,201 inmates invited to participate.

Suggested citation: Shlafer, R. & Saunders, J.B. (2017). Parents in Minnesota jails and their minor children. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota.

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