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Bus-To-Prison Program Suffering Under State Budget Cuts

Tony Arnold/WBEZ

With no state budget, a program that provided funding to bus Chicago kids to visit their incarcerated mothers stalled months ago.


To Pearl Mullen, who’s taking care of her grandchildren while her daughter is in prison, it’s meant her grandkids haven’t seen their mother in four months. Tony Arnold has been keeping in touch with Mullen over the last few months, and found out there’s a new bus program starting up.