The shot of a housing unit in the State Correctional Institution at Phoenix in Collegeville, Pennsylvania.
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Pennsylvania DOC Transfers Thousands While Black Caucus Speaks

Pennsylvania begins transferring thousands of male inmates to new facility, as legislators plan new reform bills for women in prisons in Pennsylvania.   More than 2600 inmates serving their sentences in a Pennsylvania prison are being relocated to a new facility. The former facility has been hosting inmates for the last 89 years. The transfer Read More…

Children with incarcerated parents are often referred to as 'Forgotten Victims of Crime' or 'Orphans of Justice'
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What to Expect from the National Children of Incarcerated Parents Conference

Many prison kids in the US and around the world have to grow up with incarcerated parents. Societal stigma and personal shame are some of the challenges these Forgotten Victims of Crimes must deal with on a daily basis. Attendees of the National Children of Incarcerated Parents Conference hope to address these issues. On April 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…

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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 Read More…

Southeastern Correctional Institution Sponsored a Family Holiday for about 100 inmates.
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Prison Allows Inmates & Their Families to Celebrate the Holidays Early

Wings for LIFE International & Prison Fellowship, a prison outreach, put together a program that united families separated by bars this Christmas. With the help of volunteers, the Southeastern Correctional Institution (SCI) saw early holidays. 94 inmates at SCI had a chance to spend a Family day with their prison loved ones. Hugging prison wives, sons, daughters, Read More…

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

There’s a lot of conversation surrounding the effect of incarceration of parents on their kids. As is the same with many social issues, it almost never goes beyond the lip service. However, the Girl Scout has taken the responsibility to act with programs like Girl Scout Beyond Bars. The initiative is targeted at bringing closure Read More…

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 Read More…

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 Read More…