What makes Minnesota unique when it comes to parental incarceration? Mike is joined by Judge Mark Wernick, retired Hennepin County District Court judge and former member of the Minnesota Sentencing Guidelines Commission, to discuss raising family circumstances in Minnesota sentencing proceedings. Judge Wernick explains how Minnesota judges can consider the parent-child relationship at sentencing, highlighting relevant portions of the Minnesota Sentencing Guidelines and Minnesota case law. They also discuss the use of family impact statements to inform judges about family circumstances prior to sentencing hearings.
Futher reading: Minnesota state sentencing materials.
Special thanks to our producer, David Smith, and our graphic designers and artists, Bran Laudenbach and Thomas Kane.
Children of Incarcerated Caregiver (“CIC”) is a nonprofit organization whose central mission is to research, identify, and implement solutions to enhance the lives of children affected by a parent’s incarceration. We strive to provide the latest and most accurate information regarding children affected by a parent’s incarceration. However, the podcasts posted on this website contain information that was presented as of the date each podcast was recorded. The information contained in any posted podcast may become outdated based on developments after recording. Some information contained in the podcasts is provided by third parties (such as interviewees), and CIC cannot and does not make any representation as to the accuracy or completeness of such information. CIC disclaims any liability related to the content of the podcasts posted to this website, other content presented on this website, and any CIC social media account.