No Prison for Mothers

October 7, 2012 - 10:34 AM
Olgita Blackwood, top, waits for her son to return home from school with her daughter, Malaysia Blackwood, 7, at their apartment in the Drew House in New York, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012. The program, called Drew House, is one of a kind in the nation, where mothers arrested on felonies can live with their children, instead of in prison. The program has been lauded as a success that should be replicated around the country, but the small house is already full, and without additional funding and space, it can’t grow. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)