Women's Prison Association creates 'Justice Home' program for mothers convicted of felonies

A new disciplinary program will allow mothers who've committed crimes to serve out their sentences at home. Created by the Women's Prison Association with support

Kings County District Attorney Charles Hynes has been in office for more than 20 years.

Kings County District Attorney Charles Hynes has been in office for more than 20 years. (5/8/13)

BROOKLYN - A new disciplinary program will allow mothers who've committed crimes to serve out their sentences at home.

Created by the Women's Prison Association with support from Kings County District Attorney Charles Hynes, the initiative known as "Justice Home" will be applicable to 45 women facing at least six months of felony-spurred prison time. They will be able to complete their sentences at home, retain custody of their children and receive treatment along with supervision.

It was started to help women, who are not a harm to their communities, avoid the social disruptions that come with being sentenced.

The program is expected to begin this June.
 

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