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This Organization Is Helping Incarcerated Women Read To Their Children

On June 1 women prisoner numbers hit 748 - a rise of 219, or 41 percent compared to June 2003. For men the number rose from 7
On June 1 women prisoner numbers hit 748 - a rise of 219, or 41 percent compared to June 2003. For men the number rose from 7565 to 9083, a rise of 20percent. Dillwynia general manager Shari Martin said many of the women had "tragic lives" dealing with unemployment, abuse and mental health issues. If they don't comply with the daily prison routine they are segregated or transferred to the maximum security Silverwater Women's Correctional Centre in Sydney. publik18.blogspot.com/2008/06/female-prisoners-hit-record...

Maintaining a normal relationship with an incarcerated parent can be extremely difficult, but the Women's Storybook Project of Texas is hoping to make it a little easier. Comprised entirely of volunteers, the organization goes into women's prisons in Texas to record mothers reading children's books, then delivers the recording to the inmates' children.