Mothers in Prison: 'The day when she had to let go, it was terrible to watch her...'

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Mothers in Prison: A Parent24 Series
Mothers in Prison: A Parent24 Series

"My child was not born in prison," Candice* tells Parent24. "She came with me to prison when she was [a] one-year-old."

"I ended up in prison because of wrong choices that I made. I chose to do wrong, but it had consequences that I regret today when I think of the victims and my family," she says. 

When Candice was incarcerated, children could stay with their mothers until they turned five. "I am glad that it changed to two years, because when the kids reach age two, they speak the same language as the inmates, especially the swearing on the inside," she reveals.

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