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New Policy for Incarerated Mothers

This summer, Minnesota is poised to begin implementing a new policy that prohibits corrections officials from separating incarcerated mothers from their newborns. Backers of the bipartisan effort say it will prevent long-term harm, both for children and parents. Deb Fitzpatrick of the Children’s Defense Fund says her group was happy to see the policy eliminated. She sees it as part of a broader push in the legislative session to ensure all Minnesota infants have better outcomes.