Tihar Jail in New Delhi allows mothers to bring their children to prison with them.
Children 6 and under are allowed to enter prison with their mothers, so they can breastfeed and have the closeness and comfort of the mother-child relationship. The children coming from poor areas are said to have better nutrition and education than they would receive outside of prison walls.
In other areas of the world, children are also allowed into prison with their mothers if the child is still breastfeeding. In some areas of India, police rule is that in every arrest police must ask women about their children below the age of five and whether they want to bring them along.
Tihar is by no means without its troubles, but it seems this is a positive system in place for young children of incarcerated mothers.
What do you think? Is this a good idea, or should there be actions put in place to help these children in a different way?