Examples of Incorporating Information

Consider the following passage:

In the 1950s, many women's prisons had nurseries in which infants could stay with their mothers from several weeks to two years, depending on the institution. Within two decades, every state except New York closed them. According to authors James Bourdouris and Mary Hawkes, the nurseries were deemed too expensive, the mothers too derelict and the babies too precious for such an environment. The problem, however, seemed inconsequential. In 1970, there were fewer than 6,000 women in prison, according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS). Further, families were more stable and structured, so when mothers went to prison, their children were more likely to remain within a recognizable family unit.


Kauffman, Kelsey. "Mothers in Prison." Corrections Today 63.1 (2001): 62. Academic Search Premier. EBSCO. Web. 15 April. 2011.

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