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When Mom's In Jail

Every year in Canada 25,000 children have a mother in prison. With women being the fastest growing prison population in the world, this number will only continue to rise. The sudden separation causes a tremendous amount of grief, isolation, and co nfusion, for both mother and child, and the children are more likely to turn to crime themselves by adolescence. Maintaining a strong mother/child bond throughout incarceration can help break the cycle, but institutions don't always have adequate funding,...
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  • program length: 30 minutes
  • episode #1506