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One of the defendants in the robbery case was a pregnant female named Selma Simpson. She is a 24-year-old, who is 6 months pregnant at the time of her sentence. Selma was a passenger in the car that was used as the getaway car. She is also the girlfriend of Johnny (Snake) Davis. The prosecution is aware of her limited role in the case and has decided to offer an 18-month prison period, followed by a 5-year period of probation for a guilty plea. She accepts the plea bargain, and the judge sentences her accordingly.
During the intake and classification at the institution, the classification officer recommends her for the ABC program. This program allows infants to stay with their mother for a period of time during incarceration. Consider the following:
Primary Task Response: Within the Discussion Board area, write 400-600 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas:
Locate 1 infant-mother program.
What are the criteria for acceptance into this program? Explain in detail.
Do you agree with the criteria? Why or why not? Explain in detail.
In your own words, what are the advantages and disadvantages of the program? Explain.
Do you agree or disagree with the use of this type of program?
Be sure to use recidivism statistics to support your response.