Amandabub3, babies need love and their mothers. They can get both of those in a jail environment and as an added bonus, their mothers are supported and cared for. Babies in prison are in the mother baby unit, where the other women have babies too. Having their children with them is positive, improves the atmosphere for all, maintains the bond so as the child isn't raised by someone else only to go to a stranger when she is released and is more fair on the baby than wrenching them away to be raised by someone else. Don't forget, they have been bonding with their mother for the whole time in utero, you can't tell me that seperation, even at such a very young age, is not traumatic.