The article from “Time magazine” posted on October 15thThe article from “Time magazine” posted on October 15th

The article from “Time magazine” posted on October 15th, 2015 titled “1 in 14 U.S. Children Has Had a Parent in Prison, Says New Study” raises the concern that mass incarceration is a possible threat to the psychological and financial well-being of the children (Jenkins,2015). Furthermore, Jenkins (2015) specified that African American children have a higher like hood of having an incarcerated parent. Nearly 15% of African American adolescents between the ages of 11 to 17 have had an incarcerated parent during their years as minors (Jenkins,2015).
Furthermore, a prior study by Mumola (2000) observed that more than 7% of underage children African American children in America had an incarcerated parent compared to only 1% of Caucasian children. In addition, Mumola (2000) stated that African Americans parents population was nearly half of the total number of the parents who are incarcerated in American jails. However, only a small percentage of the entire number of incarcerated parents were Caucasian.