Note: This segment originally aired on Wednesday, April 27, 2016.
More than 179,000 children in North Carolina have had a parent incarcerated, according to a new report. As a result, these children are more likely to face emotional trauma and financial instability.
The report recommends improving a child's relationship with the incarcerated parent and the community as a way to lessen these burdens.
Host Frank Stasio talks with Laila Bell, director of research and data for NC Child, about the effect of having an incarcerated parent.