Seldom do conversations about mass incarceration highlight the impact of the criminal justice system on the children and families of individuals who are imprisoned. Today, we shed light on the relationship between parental incarceration, child well-being, and the intergenerational transmission of disadvantage by interviewing Dr. Sara Wakefield —an Associate Professor of Criminal Justice at Rutgers University. We begin by clearly defining and shedding light on the issue of mass incarceration (17:19) and its increasing importance in society and social justice conversations (19:28). We then have a conversation about the pressing issues facing individuals who are incarcerated (21:48), how parental incarceration impacts children and the intergenerational transmission of disadvantage (27:39), potential differences between maternal and paternal incarceration (32:08), and the spatial concentration of incarceration and its impact on communities (34:27). We close the interview by discussing criminal justice reform (36:55)—including race-conscious criminal justice reform efforts (41:15)—and how individuals can work to improve the system at the local level (44:08).
Other Topics Include:
00:30 - Catch up with Ty and Daphne
03:15 - BhD “Oh Lawd” News Segment
14:05 - Introduction of the Topic
15:12 - Learn more about Dr. Sara Wakefield
36:58 - Kim Kardashian and Prison Reform
47:35 - Ty and Daphne reflect on the interview