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Family ties

For mothers in prison, children can be key to rehabilitation, with parenting classes and visits paving way to self-improvement

Barbed wire is part of the daily backdrop for Jacquelyn Pedranti, an MCI-Framingham inmate who has turned her life around while in prison. Barbed wire is part of the daily backdrop for Jacquelyn Pedranti, an MCI-Framingham inmate who has turned her life around while in prison. (Joanne Rathe/Globe Staff)
By Lisa Kocian
Globe Staff / August 28, 2008

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Four years ago, Jacquelyn Pedranti had served only eight months of her prison sentence, and didn't know what to do about her son. He was acting up, demanding to know why he couldn't sleep in the same house as his mother. (Full article: 1307 words)

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