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What Incarceration Costs American Families

Article detailing the economic burdens of incarceration for those on the inside and their families on the outside.

From The Atlantic article:

DeShawn Smith lived, for awhile, with her partner and two children in a good neighborhood in the Texas town of Beaumont. Her kids loved books and reading, and didn’t want summer time to come, because it meant the end of school. Then Smith’s partner went to jail, and everything changed.

Without his income, she could no longer afford the apartment in the nice part of town. She moved to a public-housing property in a highly-segregated neighborhood, next to a cement-crushing plant. Read more.