Incarcerated Parents

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Thursday, October 08, 2009


15-year-old Keith Tingman remembers his tenth birthday better than any other birthday before or since: that was the day he watched his mom get arrested after being falsely accused of stealing someone's wallet. 

Ultimately, both of Keith's parents were convicted of possession of stolen property. His dad served ten months in Riker's Island, and his mom was put on probation. Keith is far from alone. A recent University of Michigan study shows that among African-American children born in 1990, more than one-quarter have had a parent serve time by the time they turn 14 years old.


Keith Tingman

Comments [1]

Tyasia Messam

I like that everybody spoke on their feelings about the day of your birthday in 2005. That is something very horrible to go through

Dec. 03 2010 11:30 AM

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