Risks Are High for Teen Daughters with Jailed Moms

Women with children are being incarcerated at a rising rate, with ominous implications for girls in particular. “Children typically model their behaviors based on the parent that is the same sex, so missing that female figure is critical,” says one advocate. Story reported with Annie Geng.

Two Women Share Grief for Teens Branded as Felons

Working as a librarian in a county jail in Nassau County, N.Y., Marybeth Zeman saw the boys’ thirst for books, as well as problems with the juvenile justice system. In this excerpt from “Tales of a Jailhouse Librarian,” she meets the mother of a jailed boy.