Mothers in prison: 'It was extremely difficult, but I am not sorry that I made that decision'

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Belinda* tells Parent24 she committed a crime in 2004. "The investigation and court case took almost two years. I got pregnant in 2005. It was unplanned," she says.

The baby was born in early 2006, and Belinda was sentenced when he was five months old. "I made my own mistakes and did not want to add to those. I took my son with me. It was extremely difficult, but I am not sorry that I made that decision."

'...one arm cuffed to the hospital bed'

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