Babies Behind Bars

TitleBabies Behind Bars
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsFunke, RD, Dillard, B, Elliott, D, Boxall, SF, Carr, E, Carr, S, Diaz-Sprague, R, England, R, Potthast, A, Price, C
Corporate AuthorsAssociation for Practical and Professional Ethics,
Date Published08/2008
PublisherAssociation for Practical and Professional Ethics
Publication Languageeng
KeywordsCriminal Justice , Social Justice
AbstractIn Mexico City, young children are allowed to spend the first six years of their lives in prison with their mothers rather than outside of the prison with relatives or foster parents.The children receive a public education and are able to spend time with their biological mother. However, the prison is a drab place and the mothers just pay for everything for their children out of personal funds, as the state provides no extra support for children living with their mothers in prison. After the age of 6, the children must go to live outside the prison, and might only see their mothers on weekend visits.
NotesCase from the 2008 Regional Ethics Bowls. Association for Practical and Professional Ethics, 2008.
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