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Babies Behind Bars #320774

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 19, 1988
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Judge quoted with regard to number of babies being born to incarcerated mothers. Report introduced.

(San Francisco, California: John Blackstone) California Institution for Women reported announcing two babies born per week Texas state prison for women noted asserting at least one baby born per week Rules with regard to incarcerated mothers outlined. [Texas inmate Carolyn WHITE - says can't hold baby.] No. of women in prison given; scenes shown. [Halfway House director Deborah HAFFNER - comments on situation.] Prisons noted ill-equipped to provide adequate prenatal care. Infant mortality and miscarry rates given. [Inmate Connie MESACK - comments on miscarriage.] [Prison Rights advocate Ellen BARRY - comments on situation.] Prison authorities noted striving to improve medical conds. for expectant prisoners; details given, scenes shown. New York state prison in Bedford Hills reported only prison in country allowing mothers to keep babies. [Texas state prison warden Susan CRANFORD - says babies shouldn't be in jail.] San Francisco, California, Halfway House featured; details given, scenes shown.

Blackstone, John;
Rather, Dan

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