Motherhood in American prisons (20 photos)

by hybridtechcar December 31, 2015 at 8:55 pm

What happens when a woman becomes pregnant in prison? Where she gives birth? What will happen to the child? Answers to these questions depend on the country in which the prison is located, as well as the severity of the regime. For women who are serving time in prison Washington Correctional Center for Women in the city of Gig Harbor, Washington answer is simple: the children remain with their mothers. “The beginning of this program, I heard from a third party in the mid-1990s, and I lived Just 10 minutes from the prison – the midwife and photographer Hanna-Truscott talks about how she found out about this project. In 2003, I sent an inquiry to find out whether I can start working on a photo project about motherhood in prison, and received an affirmative answer. I was thinking a year before and decided to write a letter to ask for permission. “

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