The Moms and Babies program allows qualified mothers to keep their newborn babies with them in prison for a specific amount of time. It is the mission of the Decatur Correctional Center to provide a managed system of support and services for the mother in order to establish and strengthen the relationship with her children. During the first 5 years not a single participant in the program has returned to prison.
Child development aids help each mother in applying for food stamps, medical insurance and other assistance.
Who is helped?
Pregnant women who will parole or be released within two years of acceptance in the program.
Up to 11 mother/baby pairs at one time.
Last modified: 11/29/2011 10:47:57 AM