Raising Babies Behind Bars

April 4, 2020

This week on Matter of Fact, we bring you the remarkable story of women raising their babies behind bars. Before the COVID-19 crisis was a threat, Soledad talked to pregnant prisoners on the waiting list for a room in the J-Unit, at the Washington Corrections Center for Women. In the J-Unit, non-violent offenders get to bond with their newborns while serving time. In this week’s program, we follow a mom raising her daughter in the J-Unit, a mother on the waiting list, and one who learns she’ll lose her baby immediately after giving birth.