Mo. Prison Parents Program Expands to Other States

7 years 3 days 11 hours ago Thursday, August 11 2011 Aug 11, 2011 Thursday, August 11, 2011 5:03:00 AM CDT August 11, 2011 in News
By: The Associated Press

COLUMBIA - A University of Missouri program that helps imprisoned parents keep their families intact is expanding to three other states and the nation's capital.

University outreach workers started the family support program in 1999 at the state's maximum security prison in Potosi. The program is known as the Living Interactive Family Education program, or 4-H LIFE.

Besides Potosi, it's now offered at Missouri's Vandalia prison and the Algoa Correctional Center in Jefferson City. Program leaders now plan to tap a federal grant to offer 4-H LIFE in Alabama, Louisiana, New Hampshire and Washington,D.C. The effort will also expand to other state prisons in Missouri.

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