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

CIC’s Prison Nursery Project, a collaboration with the Human Rights Program of the University of Minnesota, focuses on the best interests of children who live in prison nurseries. We urge those working in criminal legal systems to consider the risks, benefits, and alternatives to having children live with a parent while that parent is incarcerated. 

Through the Prison Nursery Podcast, CIC explores the complex topic of prison nursery programs with a variety of experienced and knowledgeable guest speakers. You can listen to the Prison Nursery Podcast episodes through the following links. 

Paul Dosh, Macalester College Associate Professor of Political Science, hosts: 


Barbara Frey, University of Minnesota Human Rights Program Director, hosts: