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Latinos are the fastest growing and largest ethnic group in the United States (U.S.). According to the U.S. Census, Latinos are those people who classified themselves in one of the specific Spanish, Hispanic, or Latino categories listed on the Census 2010 questionnaire ("Mexican," "Puerto Rican...
The United States incarcerates more people than any other
country in the world, and over half of the 2.3 million inmates
are parents of children under age 18. One in 28 children in
the United States has a parent behind bars, and even more
will have an incarcerated parent...
Nearly one in every 100 adults in the United States is in prison or jail, and an additional one in 50 is under probation or on parole. Extensive research has documented the long and short-term, direct and indirect consequences of this mass incarceration for the imprisoned individual or former...