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Law Would Let Prison Mothers Keep Kids

A bill has passed the Illinois State House and Senate which will allow female inmates to keep their children with them until the children reach the age of six. The bill is designed to help preserve a positive relationship between mother and child. It provides that the Department of Corrections shall be permitted to set up day work release programs for non-violent female prisoners who either have young children or who are pregnant.

From: Corrections Compendium

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