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REPORT: E.C. INDIANA HAS HIGHEST PERCENTAGE OF CHILDREN WITH JAILED PARENTS

(Whitewater Valley)--A report released this week shows that east central Indiana has the highest rate in the state of children with parents who have been jailed.  The report from the Annie Casey Foundation does not break it down by county.  Counties including Wayne, Union, Fayette, and Randolph are grouped together.  27.3% of school-age children in those counties – more than one in four – either has a parent currently in jail or one that has spent time behind bars.  As a state, Indiana has the second-highest rate in the country behind only Kentucky.

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