Parents in Minnesota Jails and Their Minor Children

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Assistant Professor Rebecca Shlafer (Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Health) 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.

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.