Connecticut prisons incorporate new program to be more welcoming to families

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ENFIELD, Conn. (WTNH) — Connecticut is changing the way it handles visits between prisoners and their children.

The Reintegration Center at the prison in Enfield is one of the five sites in a pilot program called “Family Connections.”

The program is designed to help inmates become better parents and involved inmates taking parenting classes. Guards are also receiving training on how to interact with children to create a more welcoming environment.

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