159: Mother's Day

159: Mother's Day

May 12, 2000
Stories of moms: How they treat us, how we treat them.
  • When Jessica Robinson was sent to adult prison at the age of 14, the state did such a terrible job taking care of her that several women—an embezzler, a convicted murderer, and some thieves—stepped in to mother her. Alex Kotlowitz reports. Seven thousand young people like Jessica are now in adult prisons nationwide. (21 minutes)CrimeCriminal JusticeLegal SystemMothersMurderParentingTeenagers
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    • "It's Mom", Sarah Seligman

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