In the News

Sawyer, L. (June, 2019). Shakopee women’s prison to discontinue ‘no-touch’ policy. Star Tribune. Minneapolis, MN. http://www.startribune.com/shakopee-women-s-prison-to-discontinue-no-touch-policy/512007092/

Roth, A. (June, 2019). Mental illness affects most women behind bars. Minnesota Public Radio. St. Paul, MN. https://www.mprnews.org/story/2019/06/13/mental-illness-affects-most-women-behind-bars

Sawyer, L. (June, 2019). Minnesota Corrections Department shakes up leadership at state prisons. Star Tribune. Minneapolis, MN. http://www.startribune.com/minnesota-corrections-department-shakes-up-leadership-at-state-prisons/510947042/

Duclos, M. (June, 2018). Helping incarcerated parents build bonds with their children: A CI Twitter chat. Portland, OR. https://childinst.org/helping-incarcerated-parents-build-bonds-with-their-children-a-ci-twitter-chat/

Blochwitz, C. (October, 2017). UMN project delivers crocheted toys to sick kids. Minnesota Daily. Minneapolis, MN. https://www.mndaily.com/article/2017/10/umn-project-delivers-crocheted-toys-to-sick-kids

Rosenblum, G. (September, 2017). Minnesota inmates crochet way to redemption in Project Teddy Bear. Star Tribune. Minneapolis, MN. http://www.startribune.com/minnesota-inmatescrochet-way-to-redemption-in-project-teddy-bear/444518813/

Collins, F. (August, 2017). NIH family members giving back: Rebecca Shlafer. NIH Director’s Blog. https://directorsblog.nih.gov/2017/08/22/nih-family-members-giving-back-rebecca-shlafer/ 

Chao, M. (July, 2017). Doulas help maintain family ties for pregnant inmates. US News and World Report (story republished from the Minnesota Daily) https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/minnesota/articles/2017-07-24/doulas-help-maintain-family-ties-for-pregnant-inmates

Zand, S. & Kremer, W. (June, 2017). Podcast – How to be a better mum in jail. World Hacks, BBC World Service. London, UK. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p055267t

Shlafer, R. (June, 2017). Opinion: Most prisoners are parents too. It’s unconscionable to keep their children from visiting them. Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, CA. http://www.latimes.com/opinion/readersreact/la-ol-le-inmate-visits-20170606-story.html

Eischens, R. (May, 2017). UMN student’s research hopes to limit the trauma of arrest on children. Minnesota Daily. Minneapolis, MN. http://www.mndaily.com/article/2017/05/umn-students-research-hopes-to-limit-trauma-impact-of-arrest-on-children

Weber, T. (April, 2017). What happens to kids whose parents are incarcerated? MPR News. St. Paul, MN. https://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/26/what-happens-to-kids-whose-parents-are-incarcerated

Fetterman, M. (February, 2017). Face-to-face family visits return to some jails. Washington, DC. http://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/blogs/stateline/2017/02/15/face-to-face-family-visits-return-to-some-jails

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