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Christmas Prison Visit: How Many of These Kids Will Return as Prisoners Someday?

As the holidays approach, I find myself reflecting on my Christmas 2016 visit with my mom at California Institution for Women (CIW) in Corona, CA. The visiting room was extra crowded that day, even though a very small percentage of the women inmates get prison visits. This is especially true on Christmas. Most people just Read More…

Fernanda Jacqueline Dávila barely recognized her mother when she first arrived at the airport in Honduras.
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Legally Kidnapped: 2-Year-Old Fernanda Becomes a Famous Prisoner

With all that’s happening in America, it’s no wonder many of us have never heard the story of 2-year-old Fernanda Jacqueline Dávila. This Tegucigalpa, Honduras native is probably the youngest prisoner to ever appear before a judge alone in the US. Fernanda is a little girl… a toddler with brown hair and eyes. For three months, she Read More…

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Pregnancy in Prisons: Are the Kids Going to Be Okay?

  With many mothers incarcerated, what happens to their children? What happens to the babies after birth? How are the children impacted in the long run? According to experts, of the 112,000 women in federal and state prisons in the United States, 1 in 25 are pregnant. It is no secret that the United States has Read More…

Campers enjoying themselves during their day at Camp Agape Oregon with their counselors.
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Agape Youth Camp: A Peaceful Place for Children of Incarcerated Parents

This is a faith-based camp, absolutely free. The camp brings together children who are between 7-17 years of age, who have at least one incarcerated parent. Did you know roughly sixty thousand children in Oregon (approximately 8% of the youth’s population) are prison kids? According to a survey conducted in 2016 by The National Survey Read More…

A child looks out of a window looking depressed.
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Parents in Prisons: Health Crisis Plagues Forgotten Children of Crime in America

At least 10,000 juveniles in Philadelphia are affected by a health crisis. Adolescents and children with an incarcerated parents, also known as the Forgotten Children of Crime, exhibit health issues other children don’t. Many people cannot comprehend this. Individuals dedicated to assisting the vulnerable in society cannot understand this public health crisis. These prison kids, in Read More…

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Raising Babies Behind Bars: A Closer Look at Prison Nursery Program in Illinois

Nationwide, prison nursery programs remain scarce in the US. But 11 states have opened these facilities among the dramatic growth in the number of women in prisons.  A daring experiment in parenting and punishment continues to set off a fierce debate across the nation when it comes to babies in prisons. What Are Prison Nursery Read More…

A group of mothers in prison with their infant children.
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Babies Behind Bars: The Positive Results of Prison Nurseries

Due to prison populations of women increasing, programs are starting to be created for mothers and their babies. Prisons with nurseries are one solution. Raising a child is one of the most rewarding yet challenging things a person can experience. It becomes even more of a challenge doing it alone…while in prison. That is exactly Read More…

Bambinisenzasbarre: Prison kids get to play soccer with their incarcerated dads.
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Bambinisenzasbarre: Inmates Get Opportunity to Play Soccer with Their Kids in Prison

Since 2015, the nonprofit organization BambiniSenzasBarre has been organizing soccer matches in several Italian prisons, once a year. BambiniSenzasBarre, which translates to children without bars, has been organizing matches nicknamed La Partita con Papà, meaning The Game with Dad. Activities Undertaken Under Bambinisenzasbarre Program During these events, children of incarcerated parents are given a chance Read More…

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Replacing In-Person Prison Visits with Video Calls: Violation of Inmates’ Legal Rights?

Several state prisons across the US are replacing in-person prison visits with video conferencing only. Now, people are questioning the legality of it. Is this a violation of the prisoners’ legal rights. The question is whether forcing prison inmates to use video calls as means of prison visits, which is expensive to their prison loved Read More…

Young Lafayette prison daughter receives her Christmas stocking from InnerFaith Prison Ministry.
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Prison Ministry Gives Christmas Gifts to Lafayette’s Prison Children With Incarcerated Parents

Several children in Lafayette are getting gifts this Christmas, courtesy of a prison ministry that was founded by one couple more than three decades ago. Supporting Local Kids with Incarcerated Parents InnerFaith Prison Ministry uses various events every year to support the prison kids who have either one or both of their parents incarcerated. The highly Read More…