WOSU News Archives For: December 24, 2007

Incarcerated moms get to spend a special Christmas day with their children

Alice Torres(upper right) and her family
12:00AM
December 24, 2007

Moms all across Ohio will wake up tomorrow morning and give their children big Christmas hugs. They’ll watch as their little ones tear open presents. Later they’ll dine on turkey and ham. But for some Ohio mothers their Christmas came earlier and was much less conventional. WOSU’s Mandie Trimble spent part of a Saturday morning earlier this month at the Ohio Reformatory for Women in Marysville. There she witnessed what Christmas is like for moms behind bars.