Three quarters of women in Allegheny County Jail are also mothers to children under 16. Most had custody of their children before their arrest, so the effect of this sparation on kids is dramatic. But Marilyn Long and Elizabeth Albright help bridge the gap and maintain the bond between mother and child during this difficult time.
MArilyn and Elizabeth are volunteers at Lydia's Place, an organization that helps femal offenders and their children in Allegheny County rebuild their lives. Video courtesy of The Pittsburgh Post Gazette