About the Prison Nursery Project

What are the risks and benefits of children living in a prison setting with a parent? What are the alternatives?

In collaboration with the Human Rights Program at the University of Minnesota, CIC’s Prison Nursery Project examines the use of prison nurseries as an alternative to caregiver separation due to incarceration. CIC researches prison nurseries worldwide to identify and consider the risks, benefits, best practices, and alternatives to having children live with a parent while that parent is incarcerated. The aim is to promote the best interests of children in connection with placement in a prison nursery or alternative setting. This project includes the International Prison Nursery Podcast, Country Reports, and an upcoming Prison Nursery Symposium.