Incarceration and the Family: A Review of Research and Promising Approaches for Serving Fathers and Families. 2.2 Parenting
The average incarcerated father has 2.1 children. Their parenting relationships are often complex, with some men having children with multiple partners. Forty-two percent of state prisoners reported living with one or more of their minor children in the period immediately prior to their incarceration (Glaze & Maruschak, 2008).