By COLLEEN LONG
BEDFORD HILLS, N.Y. (AP) – Bedford Hills Correctional Facility in New York is one of the very few prisons nationwide that allow inmate mothers and their babies to live together.
It’s a century-old approach that not all corrections experts agree is a good idea. But supporters say it helps build important bonds between mother and child.
Mothers who get such a chance say it’s better than the alternative: In most prisons, babies born behind bars must be given up to a relative or foster care within a day.
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