Soledad O’Brien is an award-winning journalist who founded the Starfish Media Group in 2013. SMG is a multi-platform media production and distribution company, dedicated to human stories that sometimes tackle divisive social issues. O’Brien was previously an anchor for CNN, where she hosted two shows, numerous specials, covered breaking news around the globe, and created the documentary series In America. O’Brien and SMG continue to produce Black in America for CNN. She also reports and produces documentaries and segments for Al Jazeera America, HBO Real Sports, National Geographic and others.
We know that 90% of women who are incarcerated have some kind of history of violence...and we know that their children are often on that same path...they are more likely to end up exactly where their moms are. So, it's not hard to say in some ways we are punishing the children for the mistakes their moms have made.
Why Would You Put a Baby Behind Bars?