More women and mothers winding up behind bars

As the female population behind bars continues to rise nationally, so does the number of mothers. Consequently, their children face traumatic and lengthy separations from their primary caregiver, according to a report in the Chicago Tribune. “When you incarcerate women, you incarcerate the whole family,” said Lavette Mayes, a woman who spent more than a … Continue reading More women and mothers winding up behind bars