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Prison Nurseries Report

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Makeba and I will be talking to Chandra Villanueva, a Policy Associate at the Women’s Prison Association (WPA) and author of WPA’s new report on prison nursery programs. The report, which is a comprehensive look at prison nursery centers across the country, is due out on Monday, a day after Mother’s Day. We’ll be talking to Villanueva about the results from the report, why it matters, and what it means in terms of new policies and potential effects on the prison system. We’ll also be joined by Tina Reynolds, founder of Women on the Rise Telling HerStory (WORTH), an association of women who have been empowered by personal experiences to advocate for policy changes that create barriers for women and their families during and after incarceration.