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Resources on Justice Involved Women - Children & Family

Disrupted Childhoods Children of Women in Prison (2011)

Disrupted Childhoods explores the issues that arise from a mother's confinement and provides first-person accounts of the experiences of children with moms behind bars.

Enhancing Care for Childbearing Women and their Babies in Prison

This report explains how mothers and their babies can benefit from being held in a prison-based Mother and Baby Unit (MBU).

Parents in State Prisons

This report explains why sending parents to prison results in single-parent households, damages family ties, and exacerbates childhood poverty.

Little Children, Big Challenges: Incarceration

Sesame Workshop's initiative, Little Children, Big Challenges: Incarceration, provides much-needed bilingual (English/Spanish) multimedia tools for families with young children (ages 3-8) who have an incarcerated parent.

Study of Incarcerated Women and Their Children

The experiences of female inmates, their children, and the present caregivers of those children are examined.

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