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Fly Us to the Moon for the Next Thirty Years

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W.A. Gayle Planetarium

1010 Forest Avenue

Montgomery, AL 36106

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Did you know?

There are 2450 women incarcerated in Alabama.

80% of incarcerated women have children (or 4 out 5 women)

65% of incarcerated women nationwide have a child under the age of 18.

Almost 37% of incarcerated women report a history of childhood sexual abuse. (estimated to be higher, not all women disclose this).
Women in prison are twice as likely as women in the general public to have experienced childhood physical or sexual abuse.

About half of the children with an incarcerated mother are under the age of 10.

67% of incarcerated parents were arrested in front of their children.
Children who witnessed the arrest were 57% more likely to suffer from PTSD compared with children who have not witnessed the arrest.

The number of incarcerated women has grown twice as fast as the rate for men since 1985 and is the fastest growing segment of the prison population.

The majority of women are incarcerated for a non-violent or drug-related crime, often related to a romantic partner (eg.a boyfriend who they live with deals drugs, he gives her name in exchange for a more lenient sentence).

The social and health risks and outcomes that parental incarceration has on children include increased stress, family disruption, feelings of abandonment, traumatic separation, loneliness, stigma, unstable child care arrangements, strained parenting, reduced caregiving abilities upon reunification, and home, school, and neighborhood moves).

Only 27 % have an HS degree or GED.

Women leave prison with $10, a bus ticket and not much more than the clothes on their back.
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We are celebrating 30 years of service to Inmate Mothers this November. We hope that you will learn more about our organization and help us reach our goal by donating to this cause.

Just this year we have been able to add a storybook program for children of inmate mothers. Mothers are now recorded reading storybooks and the tape is given to the child. We are so excited to see what this upcoming year has in store.

Donate now: http://www.inmatemoms.org/donate.aspx

Founded in 1987, Aid to Inmate Mothers (AIM)is a nonprofit organization that provides assistance to incarcerated mothers at Julia Tutwiler prison and the Edwina Mitchell Work Release Center in Wetumpka, Alabama. AIM targets incarcerated mothers who do not see their children either because their families are unable or unwilling to bring the children to the prison to see their mothers. AIM works with volunteers in regions across the state of Alabama to provide services needed in assisting incarcerated mothers and their families. Such services include: providing monthly prison visit transportation for the children; assistance with the Storybook Project (a program conducted in the prison Chapel, which allows the mothers to tape record bedtime stories and send the books and DVDs of themselves reading to their children);assistance with back to school clothing and supplies for the children; and donations for birthdays and holiday gifts for the children. AIM is set up to foster community awareness and create solutions to many of the problems facing inmate mothers and their families. In addition, AIM is opening a transitional home for mothers leaving prison.
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