Does PFI Remove Children from Situations Where They Live with A Parent in Prison?

While there are cases where children reside in prison with a parent, the issue of children in prison is not extremely widespread despite attention given to it by media. Women in prison make up less than 5% of a prison population, and a very small percentage of these will have children with them. Rarely, if ever, will men have their children with them. Different country systems have different rules on whether children can accompany their parent to prison, and most countries have adopted policies recommended by the UN on this. These situations are so limited, that it is not a major focus of our program reporting. However, in the few situations where we do find children living in prisons with their parents, in unacceptable conditions, our staff works to place children appropriately, or address their immediate needs.

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