Peaches followed her families footsteps all the way into prison. After having her first child while she was incarcerated she knew something had to change.
"I had three beautiful children—the perfect neighborhood, the perfect job, the perfect car."
The children were headed to the prison's gym where they would meet their incarcerated mothers for a day of fun and memory-making.
Crack cocaine. Prostitution. Murder. Lisa was running from a past haunted by her crimes. And the fear and guilt were overwhelming.
God has made all of us to be leaders in the sphere of influence given to us. Some of the most important and precious work we do with prisoners is to help them realize that they, too, have this potential and calling to be leaders.
Motherhood is already a full-time job. Imagine how difficult it is for those moms facing an extra obstacle: incarceration.
What is it like to be a mother while in prison? Directed by Jenifer McShane, the documentary “Mothers of Bedford” explores the effects of long-term incarceration on mothers’ relationships with their children through the eyes of several women at the Bedford Hills Correctional Facility in Bedford Hills, New York.