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July 17, 2014

Jailed pregnant women feed foster care pipeline

My mother began using drugs as a teen. By the time I was born, she’d done several stints in prison. She even gave birth to me in prison, where I lived for the first year of my life. Eventually, though, my incarcerated mother lost custody of me. I wound up in foster care, later adoption. Most people see this as a success story – government gone right. But I know differently.

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