All of these photos were taken in prison.
At The Community Prisoner Mother Program in Pomona a select group of low level offenders can live with their young children until the child turns seven years old.
In 2011 and 2012, 233 inmates in California’s prison system gave birth while serving their sentences.
In most cases, the newborns went to live with relatives while the women were in prison, but some women had the opportunity to live with their children behind bars.
Learn more about the last prisoner-baby program in California and how the penal system handles these new mothers on KPCC’s Pregnant In Prison special coverage.