Inmates tape bedtime stories for their chidren

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At the Indiana Women’s Prison in Indianapolis, and at four other prisons across the country, inmates are taught to read children’s stories and poems onto tapes for their children, the Washington Post reports. The children get copies of the books so they can follow along. Program organizers say it helps maintain a bond between mothers and children while mothers are in jail. Mothers say the project has stimulated their children’s interest in reading and made them feel like better parents


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