From Prison Policy Initiative :
The R Street Institute sums it up  nicely: Supportive family relationships can promote psychological and physiological health for incarcerated people and their loved ones, at a time when everyone’s health is otherwise deteriorating. When done well, visitation can ease anxiety in children and mitigate some of the impacts on strained interpersonal relationships. Serving families at this most critical period simply makes communities healthier.
- “Prison Policy Initiative”: https://www.prisonpolicy.org/blog/2021/12/21/family_contact/
- “sums it up”: https://www.rstreet.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Final-Short-No.-63-1.pdf