PBS News Weekend

Season 8, Episode 91 of 99

The United States incarcerates more women per capita than almost any other country in the world, and the majority of them are mothers. In most cases, they're separated from their children. But a handful of prisons in the U.S. have special nursery units that allow some new mothers to raise their children while incarcerated. Proponents say it allows the babies the chance to bond, and gives the moms a better chance at recovery. NewsHour Weekend's Megan Thompson reports from the Indiana Women's Prison in Indianapolis. This is the first of a special two-part series on children with incarcerated parents.

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