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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 Read More…

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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 Read More…

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AIM: Incarcerated Mothers and Their Families get Much-Needed Help in Alabama

In Montgomery, Alabama, one group is helping incarcerated mothers. It’s called Aid to Inmate Mothers, or AIM, and it has many programs that are helping women who are in the prison system to grow personally and become stronger mothers to their children while they are in jail. This is AIM’s 30th anniverFederal Detention Center in Read More…

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Here’s A Program Offering Re-Entry Assistance to Incarcerated Parents

Statistically, Indiana rate of parental imprisonment is the second in America. And that time which is lost in prisons can at times be one of the toughest parts of being behind bars. But one program has emerged in Indiana to serve as a channel to connect the inmates and their families and friends with resources, Read More…

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Mom Jailed For Refusing To Vaccinate Her Son; Child Vaccinated During Her Incarceration

A divorced 40-year-old mom in Ferndale, Detroit, Rebecca Bredow, was committed to 7 days in jail for refusing a court order to vaccinate her son. Bredow disagreed with her ex-husband, James Horne, on getting their 9-year-old son vaccinated. But the child was eventually given four shots of vaccination while his mother was away in jail Read More…

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Arkansas Voices: A Single Woman’s Endeavors to Help Children Left Behind By Incarcerated Parents

Teaching parenting courses to mothers behind bars started with Dee Ann Newell in 1994 (Arkansas Voices). She founded the Arkansas Voices for the Children Left Behind back then. This was largely because incarcerated parents were often urging her to “please check on our kids”. Dee Ann Newell actually helped to pay visits to children of Read More…

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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 Read More…

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 Read More…

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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 Read More…