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Angel Tree Program Plans 2017 Christmas Party for Prison Kids

In a bid to show love to children with incarcerated parents, Teddie Martinez has purchased some Christmas presents for them. Project Reconnect is run out of Paterson’s 4th Ward. The nonprofit program founded by Martinez is expected to benefit at least 73 kids. He got their names from the Passaic County Jail. The program has been operational for […]

Offender Monnek Hall, left, spends time with her daughter Ayona Hall, age 13..
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Girl Scouts Beyond Bars: Prison Daughters Get Special Visits with Their Incarcerated Moms

Prison kids are apparently the ones who suffer the most when their parents are incarcerated. Girl Scouts Beyond Bars helps these Forgotten Daughters of Crime bond with their incarcerated moms. A Young Girl’s Prison Visit with Her Mom Behind Bars They are denied their right to dedicated biological parenting which is a disservice to a society looking to […]

Operation Open Arms: Foster Parents Needed for Children of Incarcerated Parents
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Operation Open Arms Places Children of Incarcerated Parents in Healthy Foster Homes

Operation Open Arms is giving new hope to children of incarcerated parents in need of good foster homes. Stable home-life is something that’s take fro granted when it comes to a prison kid with one or more incarcerated parent. Such efforts help fight the school-to-prison pipeline in US, while nurturing healthy, strong youth. They understand the […]

Hiland Mountain Correctional Center inmate Marchela Fast holds her daughter Alaziah Fast-Detroy before Fast performs her lullaby at the prison in Eagle River on Saturday. (Bob Hallinen / Alaska Dispatch News)
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Alaska Program Uses Music to Help Mothers Behind Bars Stay Connected with Their Prison Kids

One Alaska program is helping incarcerated mothers stay connected with their children even while behind bars. It encourages better parenting through music. At the Hiland Mountain Correctional Center, the prison hosted it’s 2nd annual Project Lullaby Concert. It’s a program that encourages moms in prisons to be good, loving mothers to their children with the […]

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Program Helps Incarcerated Women Maintain Connections with Their Prison Kids

Children need their mothers, and just because women prisoners are mothers and their kids are separated by prison walls, doesn’t mean that they shouldn’t be able to play an integral role in their lives of their little ones. In one prison, efforts are being made to help keep moms and their kids connected despite time […]

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Program Helps Women Prisoners Stay Connected to Prison Kids & Families

Mother’s Day is one of the most challenging days for women prisoners at Grand Valley Institution. Many of the up to 215 inmates are also mothers missing their kids. More than 75% of those incarcerated in the facility are mothers. And more than 50% of were the primary supporters and caregivers to their children upon […]

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The Toll Parents Behind Bars Has on Nebraska’s Prison Kids

Children of imprisoned mothers and fathers are often described as the forgotten victims of incarceration. When a parent goes to jail, children are affected, usually in negative ways. However, these effects are rarely considered in criminal justice processes, during which – instead – attention is focused on determining the guilt or innocence of a person […]

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Mothers in Prisons: The Forgotten Victims of Their Crimes Struggle the Most

When it comes to women and their children, the bond is something that seems unbreakable, until prison walls come between what should always be a solid connection. And, that’s why these prison kids are known as the Forgotten Victims of Crime. Incarcerated Mom Doesn’t Always Equal Bad Mom Sometimes, good moms find themselves in situations […]

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One Reporter Notes: Children of Inmates Suffer More than Their Parents

We always try to cherish and protect women and children – until the women are in prison, then this isn’t the case. It’s important to note that Diane Dimond isn’t soft on women that have committed crimes, but she says that there is a serious issue with “generational incarceration.” As a society, she says, we […]

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Rapper Chaz French Song “Pops” Reveals His Incarcerated Father Was a Dope Dealer

Rapper Chaz French’s new song “Pops” is all about his incarcerated father. The Washington, DC-based rapper revealed his father “was a dope dealer.” The lyrics of the song also described Chaz’s father as “a street n*****. Chaz now fully understands why his father was not there for him when he was growing up as a […]