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Pilot Program at Decatur CC Allowing Mothers to Keep Babies
« on: February 24, 2011, 06:56:46 AM »
Born behind bars: Inside the Illinois women's prison that allows inmates to keep their babies with them for up to TWO years

By Daily Mail Reporter
Last updated at 8:22 PM on 23rd February 2011

 

A jail in Illinois has started a pilot scheme allowing pregnant inmates  to keep their newborn babies with them.

The scheme, which was started in Washington and has since been adopted by various other states, is called the Moms With Babies programme at the Decatur Correctional Center.

The centre is a minimum-security prison.



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Re: Pilot Program at Decatur CC Allowing Mothers to Keep Babies
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2011, 06:47:51 AM »
No repeat offenders in prison system's 'Moms and Babies' program



SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Illinois prison officials are celebrating the fourth anniversary of a successful "Moms and Babies" program at Decatur Correctional Center.

Authorities say none of the 27 mothers who have completed the program have returned to prison on new criminal charges.

The program started in March 2007. It allows short-term offenders to keep their babies during incarceration. Officials say they can bond with their children and learn parenting skills.

Mothers who participate must have a release date before the baby turns two years old. Pregnant women starting a prison term are screened for the program, and fathers are encouraged to visit the children and participate in family activities.



   
    First Posted: March 30, 2011 - 4:01 am
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