How ReMerge Helps OK Women Inmates, Cuts Crime

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When Stephanie Petitt was arrested for violating probation for drug and robbery convictions, she learned she was 16 weeks pregnant and she would probably deliver her baby in an Oklahoma prison. In most places, an incarcerated woman who gives birth hands over her newborn to a social worker, who places the child with a relative or with foster parents. Petitt said she was told she would have an hour to hold her newborn. Just a few states offer alternatives that . . .

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