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5-6-2020

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Impoverished families in the Central Valley have been succumbed to torment and agony due to the alarming number of incarcerations California has endured. This study will examine the impact incarceration has on young adults when a family member has been arrested. Most studies on incarceration focus primarily on the negative effects incarceration has on young adults. This study will be focusing on how incarceration molds young adult's thoughts and actions, which leave a lasting impact on their life. A total of five, 30-50 minute interviews were conducted with individuals who currently live in the Central Valley. It was revealed that incarceration was perceived as normal amongst those affected. Resilience was developed through their relationships with their friends and family and through these, dreams of pursuing a higher education were made to defy what was expected of them. These findings will be used to emphasize the positive effects incarceration has had on young adults.

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May 6th, 12:00 AM

The Shaping of a Stigma, Collateral Consequences of Incarceration on Young Adults

Impoverished families in the Central Valley have been succumbed to torment and agony due to the alarming number of incarcerations California has endured. This study will examine the impact incarceration has on young adults when a family member has been arrested. Most studies on incarceration focus primarily on the negative effects incarceration has on young adults. This study will be focusing on how incarceration molds young adult's thoughts and actions, which leave a lasting impact on their life. A total of five, 30-50 minute interviews were conducted with individuals who currently live in the Central Valley. It was revealed that incarceration was perceived as normal amongst those affected. Resilience was developed through their relationships with their friends and family and through these, dreams of pursuing a higher education were made to defy what was expected of them. These findings will be used to emphasize the positive effects incarceration has had on young adults.