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    In the News: Mothers in Prison

    This 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...
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    In the News: Women in Oklahoma Prisons

    This series of articles by Joy Hampton, published in The Norman Transcript, focuses on women in Oklahoma’s prisons, their offenses and their families. Recent articles: Mean laws or mean women? Examining how the state deals with women’s criminal offenses. Bassett tales of redemption . How women are giving back to society with the Friends for Folks dog training program. Somebody's daughter: Every woman serving time is someone's child . About women in prison and their families. Children...
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    Children Of Incarcerated Parents Attend First Summer Camp

    This recent news release by the Washington State Department of Corrections (DOC) provides a view into the activities at their first summer camp for children of incarcerated parents. The DOC, in partnership with the Girl Scouts of Western Washington, hosted the Kids United By Incarceration, KUBI, camp from June 17–19 to provide “a fun experience the kids might not otherwise have the opportunity enjoy”. From the article: Twenty-two children arrived at a remote wooded camp this week...
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    Recently Released: The New Mothers of Bedford Hills

    This article published by The Marshall Project provides a selection of one photographer’s images of motherhood in prison. The New Mothers of Bedford Hills highlights photos from the Children’s Center at Bedford Hills Correctional Facility in Westchester County, New York. From the article: In 1993, Charlyn Zlotnik photographed Sister Elaine Roulet (photo right), a nun who helped open the Children’s Center at Bedford Hills Correctional Facility in Westchester County, New York, the...
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