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Resource ID: #23216
Subject: Prisons
Source: The Post-Crescent (Appleton, WI)
Date: 01/15/2006; 01/16/2006; 01/17/2006; 01/19/2006; 03/01/2006; 07/20/2006



The majority of women inmates in the Wisconsin prison system are mothers of young children. The separation of mother and child may lead to the children growing up to become inmates themselves because they need guidance and nuture while their mothers are in prison. Throughout child birth, pregnant inmates have their legs shackled to restrain them, which is not only done in Wisconsin, but 20 other states.

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