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Mothers in PrisonThis recent article, Mothers in Prison, by Nicholas Kristof of the New York Times highlights the increasing incarceration of women in prison and their stories.  As one woman shared, “Prison got me sober, but it didn’t get me anywhere.” Kristof notes from his interview with her, “Each time she went to prison, she would get clean, and then once out she would return to drugs.”

Kristof goes on to discuss discuss one potential alternative to imprisonment, a model program in Tulsa called Women in Recovery.  This program has “a two-generation approach that works with both the women and their children. The program offers counseling, intensive support, coaching on budgeting and conflict resolution, and help getting high school equivalency diplomas, housing and jobs.” The program has shown positive results with recidivism rates at just 4.9 percent over the three years after program completion.

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Posted Tue, Nov 29 2016 6:30 AM by Susan Powell

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