119: Lockup

119: Lockup

Jan 8, 1999
With the number of prisoners in the United States rising rapidly, we present stories of their lives and the lives of their families and children.
  • As the number of female prisoners climbs, visiting rooms are packed on Mother's Day. Eighty percent of female inmates have children at home. Amanda Coyne has been to a number of these Mother's Days, bringing her nephew to visit his mother and Amanda's sister. Among the difficult moments that come with these visits: What do you say to a five-year-old who wants to know if mommy is a bad guy? (11 minutes) Criminal JusticeHolidaysMothers

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