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Inside/Out: Pregnancy in Prison

As part of Inside and Out our series on juvenile justice we've been looking at why some young people end up imprisoned in Illinois. We've also examined what happens to them while they're in there: what kind of education, treatment or training do they receive to help them succeed after prison?

Today, we're looking at another aspect of what happens inside—in this case when girls give birth while incarcerated at a youth prison. The current policy of the state's Department of Juvenile Justice is that the young woman and her baby are separated within days. Adriene Hill tells us how that policy can impact mothers and their children.

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