Maternal Incarceration casts a long shadow

In the next few weeks, two Changed Choices clients will be able to celebrate the holidays with their children. After years of incarceration, each mother will be able to hug their children, sit across the table for a meal, and wrap Christmas presents themselves.

“They had to do the time right alongside me.”

Did you know:

60% of women in state prisons

80% of women in jails and detention centers

Have minor children, and most are the primary caregiver when not incarcerated?

What are the best ways to support children impacted by maternal incarceration? We love this list of books to help other children understand what friends and classmates might be going through especially this time of year.

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