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chart showing that most parents in prison keep in touch with kids through phone calls and postal mail, with fewer using email or receiving visits

Data Source: Bureau of Justice Statistics' Survey of Prison Inmates, 2016 data analyzed by the Prison Policy Initiative. (Graph: Wendy Sawyer, 2022)

This graph originally appeared in Both sides of the bars: How mass incarceration punishes families.

Note that parents could select multiple responses, so categories do not add up to 100%.

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