85% of women in prison are mothers

PBP

The Prison Birth Project is an inspiring new health and justice initiative that works with women in the Western Mass Women’s Correctional Center in Chicopee, and they’re having a kids clothing swap/fundraiser this Saturday in Noho. As you will recall, this is the new prison that was at capacity before it even opened (by comparison, Ludlow is over capacity). To his credit, Sheriff Ashe appreciates that a booming business is not the goal: “There are those who see the construction of a new correctional facility as no cause for celebration…But it is not incarceration that we celebrate…Rather, we celebrate our communities’ efforts to address crime, enhance public safety and reclaim broken lives” (Republican 9/07).

Doesnt look so crowded to me....

Doesn't look so crowded to me....

What could be more lovely?

What could be more lovely?

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