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Babies in jail: revisiting a now-cancelled prison program

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In 2008, BC cancelled the mom and baby program after trying it out for 4 years. That decision faces a challenge in the Supreme Court of British Columbia. (Photo: valentinapowers/Flickr)

A B.C. Supreme Court case is underway in Vancouver to determine if mothers in jail will be allowed to care for their infants. The last woman to take part in the mother-baby program was Lisa Whitford of Prince George, who was convicted for manslaughter. Daybreak spoke with her about the experience of raising a child in prison, as well as her lawyer Bruce Kaun.

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For more, visit Babies-in-prison program prompted few safety concerns

You can also see a feature interview on The Current with Anna Maria Tremonti.  Visit The fight to keep babies behind bars

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