Bedford Hills Correctional Facility in upstate New York houses the oldest prison nursery in the country. Pregnant inmates are given prenatal care and parenting classes. Some women are permitted to keep their babies with them in prison for up to 18 months, in an effort to create bonds between mother and child.
Tuesday, November 08, 2005
Prenatal Care Behind Bars
Via FamilyLawProfBlog and Blogging Baby, NPR's Linda Wertheimer has done a piece called Prenatal Care Behind Bars: