Custody Of Children: A Case Study

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The issue of custody of children is a significant issue especially with female inmates and the newborn infants (Schmalleger & Smykla, 2015). While the proposition for women to take care of their infants for the first six months has a moral appeal, I consider it ultimately impossible. This is due to the present economic realities of prisons that have numerous issues such as overcrowding. An infant should not be under such conditions. Furthermore, at the end of those six months, the child will still become either a ward of the state or be taken in by relatives of the prisoners begging the question of the need for a six months bonding that results in the same outcome. Therefore, I would oppose such a measure unless sufficient resources are at
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