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Women offenders learn about motherhood

April 30, 2001
By: Jenny Hoff
State Capital Bureau
Links: SB 200

Lawmakers OK new programs to help certain mothers take care of their kids. Jenny Hoff explains from Jefferson City.

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The House passed a bill that establishes an advisory board to serve the needs of women in prison . . . one of those needs being child care.

Rep. Betty Thompson of St. Louis County says these programs are necessary to give children better lives.

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Contents: She says this is to help them learn how to take care of their children and overcome substance abuse.

Thompson says the advisory board will also establish programs that will help women cope with society and find jobs when they get out of prison. From Jefferson City, this is Jenny Hoff . . . KMOX news.


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