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    Babies behind bars

    Shortie861 Jun 27, 2011

    1. Shortie861

      Shortie861 Administrator Staff Member

      Just seen this programme on ITV1 and it's about women whom are behind bars and are pregnant and in the State of Indiana some women are now allowed to keep their children behind bars with them in a nursery that is now in the said prison.

      What are your thoughts on babies being kept behind bars? Do you feel it's a good start to a babies life?
    2. APS

      APS Administrator Staff Member

      I think a lot depends on how long a sentence the woman is serving. The baby could well be out before it realises where it is.
      Is a start behind bars any worse than a start without the natural mother ? :)
    3. clauemi

      clauemi Quiet Chatter

      I don't think it makes a difference. If the mom is in jail then it's probably for a bad reason and probably going to set a bad example for her child anyways. If it's just for a short while I don't think it would have a huge impact in a child's life.
    4. fiona1964

      fiona1964 Chataholic

      I watched this show and I don`t think babies should be aloud to stay with the mother behind bars even if the mother is not in for long
    5. Sky9Media

      Sky9Media New Chatter

      This idea just seems ridiculous. Really, you want to put babies behind bars? So what if they'll be away from their mothers. No offense, but if their mother is in prison, she more than likely lost her right to that child already. Having a baby grow up in such an unstable place is so unhealthy.
    6. Shortie861

      Shortie861 Administrator Staff Member

      My thoughts aswell, I mean as much as it probably isn't the best start in life for a baby to be away from it's mother in the end is it really good for the baby to be starting it's life behind bars to be with their mother. The mother should really have been thinking before commiting a crime especially if she was pregnant.
    7. zararina

      zararina Chat Addict

      It was not a good start but because they are still babies, they could not think of that yet.
      I think it was always good for babies to be well taken care of by their mothers. They would feel that love, connection and that feeling of security with their mothers. Breast milk is still best for babies.:lol:
    8. Phusion

      Phusion New Chatter

      I agree with this statement.

      The idea is ridiculous.
    9. Pokemon

      Pokemon Getting There

      I think that is crazy. It would be nice if the mother could spend some time with her new baby, but I don't think the baby should be living with her behind bars.
    10. jnugget

      jnugget Regular Chatter

      really great start to a babies life :/ its barbaric