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NCJ Number: 186717 Find in a Library
Title: Helping Inmate Moms Keep in Touch -- Prison Programs Encourage Ties With Children
Journal: Corrections Today  Volume:62  Issue:7  Dated:December 2000  Pages:102-104
Author(s): Rini Bartlett
Date Published: December 2000
Page Count: 3
Type: Program/Project Description
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article examines a program to maintain contact between incarcerated women and their children.
Abstract: A Florida program, Reading Family Ties: Face to Face, allows incarcerated mothers in two rural central-State institutions to have weekly family visits using high-speed videoconferencing technology. Any inmate not in discipline confinement is eligible to participate. A weekly journaling class helps mothers overcome their shyness and intimidation at using the conferencing equipment. The class improves literacy levels, encourages letter-writing, and promotes the quality of long-distance visits. The Florida Department of Corrections has also created family development classes for both male and female inmates. The classes include lessons in disciplining, goal-setting, listening, decision making, negotiating, esteem-building, and communicating, with a strong emphasis on anger management. A major principle of the classes is that by learning to be more effective parents, offenders also learn to be more effective citizens -- they are using their new skills in their daily lives.
Main Term(s): Corrections
Index Term(s): Child welfare; Children of incarcerated offenders; Family support; Female offenders; Florida; Inmate Programs; Parent education; Social skills training
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