Mothers in prison: Separation, and a new home for the children

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Research indicates that children of imprisoned mothers are most frequently taken in by grandparents or other family members, and only rarely by the father.

Betzi Pierce, operations manager at Nicro, says in her experience some fathers are responsible and elect to take care of their children, whether they are married to the incarcerated mothers of the children or not.

On the other hand, many fathers never pay maintenance for their children or stop contributing to the care of their children following the arrest of the mother, she says.

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