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Season 1 / Episode 6 and airs on 19 August 2018 15:00
Nearly 75,000 women enter American prisons annually and as many as 10 percent of them are pregnant at the time of their incarceration. In most prisons, the babies are separated from their mothers immediately following birth. A few penitentiaries, however, offer programs that allow the women to raise their children inside of a maximum security prison. This show goes inside the Wee Ones Program at the Indiana Women's Prison, following several inmates at various stages of the program as they navigate the volatile prison environment while raising their babies. "Babies Behind Bars" also profiles staffers -- including tough-love guards and inmate nannies -- who help care for the newborns.
A program allows pregnant inmates to give birth and raise their babies inside a prison.
Stephanie hopes for the early release that will enable her to bring her daughter home, even though she hasn't completed her drug abuse treatment; inmate nanny Ruthanne desperately wants to reunite with the son she hasn't seen in a year.
Stephanie has her day in court, hoping for an early release so that she can bring baby home. An inmate nanny risks getting kicked out the Wee Ones program because of her girlfriend. Taylor tries to convince prison officials to let her premature twins join her.
After Officer Leath cracks down, an inmate fears her daughter will be taken away. A new pregnant inmate enters the program and is immediately targeted by the mean girls who accuse her of stealing a radio.
Jeanie goes into premature labor and is rushed to the hospital. Brandi gets into trouble, and confronts the woman she thinks snitched on her. Stephanie's mother wants baby Abigail to come live with her, but Stephanie resists.
A mother's worst nightmare occurs as Jeanie's son stops breathing during a routine doctor's visit. Maranda, who is fed up with being a nanny, moves out of the Wee Ones unit. Taylor sees her premature twins for the time since their birth.
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