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by Peter Moskos

May 15, 2009

Babies in the Big House

The story by Suzanne Smalley in Newsweek:
A prison may not seem like the best place to raise infants. But researchers are finding that it's better than the alternative. Joseph Carlson, a criminal-justice professor at the University of Nebraska at Kearney who recently completed a 10-year study, says he thought such programs were "strange" when he began his research. Now he thinks they're "a win-win situation" for mothers and babies—and reduce crime by helping inmates to reform.


Marc S. said...

Cool, i bet you could trade them for cigarettes.

Leo Moscoso said...

I dont doubt it either ...