Most parents in prisons are still dedicated to providing parental guidance and support to their children while incarcerated. We report on these prison moms and dads, some of the unique methods they use and the issues they face trying to parent their prison kids from behind the walls.

ReMerge Prison Mom Graduates Chrystal Kinsey, Moore, Jamie Goodin, Bridgette Brown
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Fighting Recidivism: ReMerge Keeps Prison Mothers & Their Children Together

Keeping women in prisons costs the government a lot of money yearly. And housing a pregnant woman or children with their mothers in prisons costs even more. But both the government and support groups want to fight recidivism by keeping mothers and children out of prisons. More importantly, they want to keep children of incarcerated […]

Jason Saldivar lost his 4 kids in a van crash while incarcerated in Texas.
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Father Of 4 Kids Killed During Hurricane Harvey Released From Jail

On Thursday, 36-year Jason Saldivar, was freed from a federal prison in Beaumont, Texas. While he was incarcerated, his four kids were killed during Hurricane Harvey. A day that many would expect to be his happiest, was actually not for him. Saldivar did not have his four kids to welcome him back home. They died […]

OITNB Mother-Daugther Prisoners Dayanara Diaz and Aleida Diaz Mugshots
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OITNB Reminds Us What Happens When Mom Goes to Prison

On Monday, I published a report entitled “OITNB Reminds Us Having Moms in Prisons Really Hurts Prison Kids.” This is part 2 of that report… OITNB Reminds Us What Happens When Mom Goes to Prison Read Part 1: OITNB Reminds Us Having Moms in Prisons Really Hurts Prison Kids When mom goes to prison, being separated […]

OITNB: Mother & Daugther Prisoners Dayanara Diaz and Aleida Diaz
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OITNB Reminds Us Having Moms in Prisons Really Hurts Prison Kids

Many fans say the season 5 premiere of Orange Is the New Black fell short of their expectations. However, for those effected by moms in prisons, it was a wake-up call and jolting reminder all at the same time. OITNB: Moms in Prisons Fans remember OITNB season 3 opened with a prison Mother’s Day episode. […]

A Day with Dads is an Illinois prison program that helps fathers bond with their kids behind bars for a day at Kewanee Facility.
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Illinois Prison Helps Inmates Bond with Their Kids Behind Bars (Video)

The Kewanee Life Skills Re-Entry Center in Illinois recently had a unique day in history. Its inmates were given opportunities to bond with their kids behind bars through a program called A Day with Dads. This was the first that the prison inmates in Illinois experienced such colorful prison visits. Through the donations from the […]

New prison program allows dads in prison to spend more time with their kids.
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New Prison Program Gives Dads More Time with Their Children

SHREVEPORT La. (AP) The Caddo Parish sheriff’s office has teamed up with Sci-Port to develop a new prison program for kids. It gives inmate dads more time with their children. This merge creates the Re-entry Program. It provides a unique opportunity for imprisoned fathers to meet their children, bond, and to further spend time with them […]

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The Lives of Incarcerated Mothers & Their Prison Children

Minor Visitation Crystal’s* face glowed. “My mom is bringing my daughter for visitation tomorrow! Pray that everything will work out, and there wont be any fights that stop visitation.” Crystal had been coming out to jail bible studies for almost a month. Usually her face reflected her depression at her current circumstance. Each week she […]