Mass Incarceration, Stress, and Black Infant Mortality
Center for American Progress
Jun 5, 2018

This issue brief presents a new CAP analysis and summarizes existing research to detail the effects of mass incarceration on black women and children. In particular, it highlights how black women’s heightened contact with the criminal justice system leads to increased stress and disparities in health and infant mortality. Like most analyses, some data limitations exist and are detailed at the end of the brief.

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