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Program allows incarcerated moms to stay with newborns

Clip: 05/12/2018 | 11m 26s

The U.S. incarcerates women at a higher rate than any other country and a majority of these women are mothers. Most women who are incarcerated are separated from their children, but a unique prison program at the Indiana Women’s Prison in Indianapolis, funded by private donations and grants, allows some low-level offenders to keep their newborns in a prison nursery. Megan Thompson reports.

Aired: 05/12/18

Rating: NR

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