Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Pregnant Women Behind Bars

Ms Magazine has an interesting article about incarcerated women who are pregnant.
Last year, 4000 women given a U.S. prison sentence were pregnant. In most cases, the babies were removed from their mothers immediately after birth, disrupting the crucial first few months of parent-child bonding. However, a few innovative programs across the country allow incarcerated women to keep their babies with them. A Ms. reporter witnesses the benefits to both mother and child. Read the full article...

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