Prison Program Helps Moms Connect with Kids

Friday, May 11, 2012

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For some incarcerated women, spending time behind bars means missing out on the formative years of their child's or grandchild's life. But a program is trying to change that. Mommy Reads, a ten-week course offered through Sarah Lawrence College to mothers and grandmothers incarcerated at the Valhalla Correctional Facility in Valhalla, New York, helps women write children's stories and then record themselves narrating them. Polly Bresnick has been lead teacher and volunteer coordinator of the program for two years.


Polly Bresnick

Produced by:

Joe Hernandez and Kristen Meinzer

Comments [1]

"Emotionally vulnerable" Celeste? How cliche.

May. 11 2012 06:31 AM

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